Biomedical Technology

Master of Biomedical Technology (MBT)

Course-based program

Program overview

Through course and laboratory instruction plus a paid three-month Summer Practicum, students in the 12 month Master of Biomedical Technology program will be able to bridge from the academic to the corporate world. Students are exposed to a broad range of biotechnology and business concepts, along with cutting-edge technology. With mentorship and instruction from entrepreneurs, faculty, alumni and industry leaders, students acquire a tool kit of the technical and soft skills, knowledge and experience needed to directly enter a variety of career paths, including the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, along with biomedical, financial, regulatory or governmental careers. The MBT can be completed in combination with the course-based Master of Business Administration.

Completing this program

  • Courses: Topics include biotechnology business aspects, integrated systems, clinical trials and biomanufacturing, bioinformatics and more.
  • Research Ethics: Students are required to attend Research Integrity Day sessions during their time in the program.

Outcomes

Biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, start-ups, medical devices, clinical trials, regulatory affairs, sales and marketing, research and development, patent rights, licensing, project management, corporate leadership.

A course-based master’s degree in biomedical technology is usually considered a final degree.

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

One year full-time

Supervisor

No supervisor is required

Fees and funding

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

Admission requirements


GPA

A minimum of 3.3 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

A BSc in Biological Science or equivalent.

Work samples

None

Documents

  • A current C.V.
  • A Vision Statement (no more than one page) outlining career goals and how the MBT program will help achieve them

Reference letters

Two

Test scores

None


English language proficiency

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

  • TOEFL score of 105 (Internet-based). Our institution code is 0813.
  • IELTS score of 7.5 (Academic version).
  • MELAB score of 86, or higher.
  • PTE score of 75, or higher (Academic version).
  • Tier 3 of the International Foundations Program with minimum grades of A,A,A (Writing & Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension & Oral Fluency)

Deadlines

For admission on September 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents: May 1 application deadline
  • International students: May 1 application deadline

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

Biomedical Technology Program

Graduate Science Education (Foothills Campus)
HSC G347B, 3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, ABT2N 4N1
403.210.6689

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Cumming School of Medicine

Health Sciences Centre
Foothills Campus, University of Calgary
Calgary, ABT2N 4N1

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These stories from those involved in the program show what it's like to be involved yourself.

ChiacchiaFabrizio

UCalgary graduate a biotech innovator

Fabrizio Chiacchia was recognized as an Avenue Magazine Top 40 Under 40 for his work in reducing hospital-acquired infections

Chad Walton

Biomedical Technology grad leads two companies

Chad Walton established ATK Technologies and Akamai Diagnostics after finishing at UCalgary

Lisa Allen Scott

A future international leader in global health

Lisa Allen Scott, a Vanier scholar and MBT grad, is investigating public health interventions in sanitation and hygiene