MEng in Biomedical Engineering

Professor Jan Andrysek's team designs assistive technologies for persons with physical disabilities

The Master of Engineering (MEng) in Biomedical Engineering is a professional degree program that focuses on the design, development and commercialization of biomedical devices. It is most suitable for students interested in an industry-based career.

The MEng can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Medical students from the Faculty of Medicine may also enrol in a MD-oriented version of this program.

All students in this program will have the opportunity to take on design challenges and meet the growing demands of this industry through an internship in applied research.

Program Structure

The MEng program consists of courses that are structured into three pillars and an internship in applied research.

  1. Biomedical Engineering Technology
  2. Biomedical Sciences
  3. Commercialization & Entrepreneurship
  4. Internship in Applied Research

All MEng students (full time, part time and MD, MEng) must complete 5.0 full-course equivalent (FCE) requirements (more details below).

Full-Time Option

Students may complete the MEng in one year with a full-time course load from September to August (5.0 FCE total).

  • BME 1800 & 1801—Biomedical Product Development I & II (1.0 FCE)
  • Five additional half-courses from the three pillars (2.5 FCE)
  • BME 1899—Internship in Applied Research (May to August, 1.5 FCE)

Please refer to MEng program requirements for full details.

Part-Time Option

Students may complete the MEng on a part-time basis over three years (5.0 FCE total).

  • September or January start
  • BME 1800 & 1801—Biomedical Product Development I & II (1.0 FCE)
  • Five additional half-courses from the three pillars (2.5 FCE)
  • BME 1899—Internship in Applied Research (full time, May to August, 1.5 FCE), or
  • BME 1898—Internship in Applied Research (part time, over two academic terms, 1.5 FCE)

Please refer to MEng program requirements for full details.

MD, MEng

Medical students enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine may complete a MD-oriented version of this program during the first two years of the Foundations Curriculum (5.0 FCE total).

Candidates for this cohort are referred to IBBME for admission from the MD Program Curriculum Office. Prospective students must be enrolled in the MD Program in the Faculty of Medicine and maintain a good standing in the MD program.

Year One of MD Program Foundations Curriculum

  • Fall Term—apply to MEng through MD Program Curriculum Office
  • Winter Term—submit MEng internship proposal outline to the IBBME Academic Programs Office, and complete one to two MEng half-courses (0.5 FCE each)
  • Summer Term—conduct BME 1899—Internship in Applied Research (full time, May to August, 1.5 FCE), or submit MEng internship proposal outline and start (upon approval) BME 1898—Internship in Applied Research (part time, 1.5 FCE when complete)

Year Two of MD Program Foundations Curriculum

  • Fall Term—BME 1800 & 1801—Biomedical Product Development I & II (1.0 FCE), and start / continue BME 1898—Internship in Applied Research (part time, 1.5 FCE when complete)
  • Winter Term—complete one to two MEng half-courses (0.5 FCE each), and continue / complete BME 1898—Internship in Applied Research (part time, 1.5 FCE when complete)
  • Summer Term and/or part of Year Three—complete one to two MEng half-courses (0.5 FCE each), and complete BME 1898—Internship in Applied Research (part time, 1.5 FCE when complete)

Please refer to MEng program requirements for full details.


Context

 Examples of biomedical device applications

  • early diagnosis of certain diseases
  • regeneration or repair of damaged tissues and organs
  • rehabilitation of injured patients
  • support the independence of people with physical and cognitive disabilities

Admissions

Contact

Rhonda Marley, Professional Programs Coordinator
+1 416 978-6102 (office)
meng.ibbme@utoronto.ca (email)