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Our four graduate degrees in biomedical and clinical engineering are suited towards different career goals.

Review your options and apply to the program that fits your professional intentions.

MASc (details)MEng (details)MHSc (details)PhD (details)
Program name
Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Biomedical Engineering
Program name
Master of Engineering (MEng) in Biomedical Engineering
Program name
Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Clinical Engineering
Program name
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biomedical Engineering
Curriculum
Research degree comprised of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a research thesis.
Curriculum
Professional engineering degree comprised of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and an internship placement.
Curriculum
Advanced engineering degree comprised of 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs), a research thesis and several internship placements.
Curriculum
Advanced research degree comprised of a 1.0 full-course equivalent (FCE) and a research thesis. Direct-entry PhD students may have additional FCE requirements.
Professional interests
Research and development-based career in academia, health care, industry or government.
Professional interests
Medical device conceptualization, design and commercialization in health-care industry.
Professional interests
Optimization of health-care delivery and medical technologies development. Suitable for careers in private or public health-care industries, policy or government.
Professional interests
Research and development-intensive career in academia, health care, industry or government.
Time to completion
Two years (average)
Time to completion
One year (full time)
Time to completion
Two years (full time)
Time to completion
Less than six years (average)
Academic requirements
A- in each of the final two years of study.

Four year undergraduate degree in engineering, medicine, dentistry, physical or biological sciences from a university of appropriate standing.
Academic requirements
A- in each of the final two years of study.

Four year undergraduate degree in engineering with at least a minor in biomedical engineering, bioengineering or equivalent from a university of appropriate standing.
Academic requirements
A- in each of the final two years of study.

Four year undergraduate degree in engineering from a university of appropriate standing.
Academic requirements
A- in each of the final two years of study.

Master's degree in engineering, medicine, dentistry, physical or biological sciences from a university of appropriate standing.

Direct admission with an undergraduate degree may be considered for candidates who have demonstrated exceptional research abilities.
Ideal candidates are
Seeking a career in a research environment or preparation for doctoral program.

Interested in health-care R&D.

Seeking to gain practical research skills in an interdisciplinary environment.

Interested in publishing research and presenting to peers in similar fields.
Ideal candidates are
Early-career professionals pursuing a practice-oriented degree in industry.

Interested in medical device product development and engineering.

Seeking to couple product design knowledge with entrepreneurship fundamentals.

Interested in gaining real-world exposure through an internship.
Ideal candidates are
Seeking a career in a health-care environment or preparation for doctoral program in clinical engineering.

Interested in conducting research to optimize health-care delivery and develop medical technologies.

Seeking to couple practical research skills with real-world exposure through internships.

Interested in working in a hospital or health-care environment.
Ideal candidates are
Interested in leading specialized research efforts in academia, industry or government.

Motivated to publish peer-reviewed research.

Prepared to present research efforts to peers in professional environments.

Interested in leadership-level careers in research and development.

Willing to collaborate on research projects in interdisciplinary environment.