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.
- Sex & Gender Module: Students are required to complete one of the CIHR sex and gender online training modules found at discoversexandgender.ca in the first year of their program.
- Research Ethics: Students are required to attend Research Integrity Day sessions during their time in the program.
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.
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.
A BSc in Biological Science or equivalent.
Suggested Preparatory Courses:
- Genetics (Biology 311 or equivalent)
- Cellular and Molecular Biology (Biology 331 or equivalent)
- Biochemistry or macro molecules (Biochemistry 393 or equivalent)
- Senior-level course work in at least two of the following subject areas: microbiology, immunology, pharmacology and/or physiology
- A current C.V.
- A Vision Statement (no more than one page) outlining career goals and how the MBT program will help achieve them
English language proficiency
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 105.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.5.
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 75, or higher (Academic version).
- Canadian Academic English Language test (CAEL) score of 70 with no section less than 70.
- Academic Communication Certificate (ACC) score of A- in each course.
For admission on September 1:
- Canadians and permanent residents: May 1 application deadline
- International students: May 1 application deadline
PLEASE NOTE: Review and evaluation of applications will only take place following the application deadline.
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Cumming School of Medicine
Health Sciences Centre
Foothills Campus, University of Calgary
Calgary, AB T2N 4N1