Biomedical Engineering

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Thesis-based program

Program overview

PLEASE NOTE: This program is not currently accepting applications

The Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program MEng degree offers a focus on research that prepares graduates for work in industry, academia or government. There is a heavier course load compared to an MSc degree.  Areas of application range from prevention and healthy aging to improved diagnostics, as well as technologies for better therapeutics. The degree is part of an interdisciplinary program aimed at students with backgrounds in areas such as engineering, kinesiology, physical sciences, medicine, or life sciences. Students gain hands-on experience at various active university and hospital-based research centres. Areas of study include biomechanics, medical imaging, cell and tissue engineering, as well as biomedical instrumentation.

Completing this program

  • Core Courses: A foundation course and two courses in biomedical engineering research, ethics, careers, research skills or other areas.
  • Electives: Two courses in the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program (MEng) and a minimum of one biomedical engineering or engineering course.
  • Additional Required Courses: Required courses include clinical trials and manufacturing, project management and health economics.
  • Thesis: Students are required to complete a research project and to submit a written thesis.


Positions in industries such as medical devices, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, as well as government.

A master’s degree in biomedical engineering is usually considered a final degree and is not admissible for entry into a PhD program.

Thesis-based program

Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.


Six required courses and four electives

Learn more about program requirements in the Academic Calendar

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

18 months full-time


A supervisor is required, and must agree to oversee the student's research before admission will be granted

Fees and funding

See the Graduate Calendar for information on fees and fee regulations, and for information on awards and financial assistance.


Learn about faculty available to supervise this degree.
Please note: additional supervisors may be available. Contact the program for more information.

  1. MB

    Maryam Badv

    Accepting Inquiries
    Bioengineering Solutions for Health
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    Philip Barber

    Seeking Students
    Stroke, Dementia, Cognition, MRI, CT, biomarkers
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    John EA Bertram

    Accepting Inquiries
    Dynamics of locomotion
  4. Steven Boyd

    Steven Boyd

    Accepting Inquiries
    Biomedical engineering – bone and joint injuries
  5. Signe Bray

    Signe Bray

    Accepting Inquiries
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    Jackson Cone

    Accepting Inquiries
    Visual Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Behavioural Neuroscience
  7. Colin Dalton

    Colin Dalton

    Electrokinetic Microsystems, Microneedles, Brain-machine interfaces
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    Jeroen De Buck

    Accepting Inquiries
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    Hector De la Hoz Siegler

    Accepting Inquiries
  10. Elena Di Martino

    Elena Di Martino

    Accepting Inquiries
    Biomechanics of aneurysms, Image-based analysis of soft tissues, Computational simulation of cardiovascular mechanics, Novel grafts for skin repair, Mechanical tests and constitutive models of soft biological tissues

Admission requirements


A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

Minimum education

Approved four year undergraduate degree in Engineering.

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Reference letters


Test scores


English language proficiency (ELP)

An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:


PLEASE NOTE: This program is not currently accepting applications.”

If you're not a Canadian or permanent resident, or if you have international credentials, make sure to learn about international requirements

Learn more about this program

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Schulich School of Engineering, ENB 202
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, ABT2N 1N4

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Schulich School of Engineering

University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4

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