Academic Requirements

Applicants for all IBBME programs are expected to have a minimum academic standing of A– in each of the final two years of study.

Please note that meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission due to the competitive nature of our programs.

Admission requirements to any of our degree programs are in accordance with the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto.

All candidates must complete an online application on the School of Graduate Studies website.

Program-Specific Requirements

Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Biomedical Engineering

Four year undergraduate degree in engineering, medicine, dentistry, physical or biological sciences from a university of appropriate standing.

Master of Engineering (MEng) in Biomedical Engineering—medical devices focus

Undergraduate degree in engineering with at least a minor in biomedical engineering, bioengineering or equivalent from a university of appropriate standing.

MD, MEng cohort students are referred to IBBME for admission from the MD Program Curriculum Office. Candidates in this cohort must be current MD students in the Faculty of Medicine and have an undergraduate degree in engineering or life science and maintain a good standing in the MD program.

Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Clinical Engineering

Undergraduate degree in engineering from a university of appropriate standing.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biomedical Engineering

Candidates for the PhD degree are normally admitted through the Master of Applied Science (MASc) program with the possibility of a transfer into the PhD program within 14 months from the date of first registration. This transfer may be granted under exceptional circumstances where the applicants have demonstrated excellent knowledge and advance research ability.

MHSc students may also transfer to the PhD in Biomedical Engineering program with a clinical concentration under the same procedure.

PhD Direct-Entry

Direct admission into the PhD program with an undergraduate degree may be considered in exceptional cases where candidates have demonstrated superior ability to undertake advance research work.

International Students

Applicants educated at non-Canadian institutions should note that their educational background will be assessed for equivalency with a University of Toronto degree as described above.

U of T School of Graduate Studies international degree equivalency tool.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants holding degrees from universities outside Canada, in which the official language of instruction/evaluation is not English, must demonstrate facility in English.