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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Location

Location

  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Duff Medical Building
  • 3775 University Street, Room 316
  • Montreal, QC H3A 2B4
  • Canada

About Biomedical Engineering

About Biomedical Engineering

The Department offers graduate training programs leading to master's (M.Eng.) and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering.

We provide instruction and opportunities for interdisciplinary research in the application of engineering, mathematics, and the physical sciences to problems in medicine and the life sciences. Courses are offered for graduate students in the life sciences, engineering, and the physical sciences.

Excellent laboratory facilities for basic and applied research are available in the Department and in the laboratories of associated staff located elsewhere on campus. The Department operates a network of high-performance workstations and well-equipped mechanical and electronics workshops.

Basic research in the Department concentrates on the application of quantitative engineering analysis methods to basic biomedical research problems. Currently active areas of research include: neuromuscular and postural control, muscle mechanics, the vestibular system, oculomotor control, the auditory system, joint prosthetics, biomaterials, artificial cells and organs, cell and tissue engineering, drug delivery, probiotics, functional food and neutraceuticals, medical imaging, microfluidics, nanotechnology, and bioinformatics in genomics and proteomics. Staff members are also active in more applied research related to the development of quantitative analysis tools and instruments for biomedical research. Areas of activity here include: signal analysis, system identification, modelling, simulation and parameter estimation, image processing, pattern recognition, ultrasound, and biorobotics. A new option in bioinformatics is offered jointly with other University departments.

Graduate students may also be registered through the departments of Medicine, Science, and Engineering, and must then fulfil the requirements for advanced degrees imposed by their respective departments.

In addition, all students are required, through coursework and independent study, to achieve a degree of interdisciplinary competence appropriate to their area of specialization.

M.Eng. Meetings: 1) Initial; 2) Progress; and Fast-Track transfer to the Ph.D. program. Details of each meeting can be found at: www.mcgill.ca/bme/students/policies-forms.

Ph.D. Meetings: 1) Preliminary; 2) Comprehensive Exam Preparation; 3) Thesis Proposal and Comprehensive Exam; 4) Thesis Progress; and 5) Thesis Pre-submission. Details of each meeting can be found at: www.mcgill.ca/bme/students/policies-forms.

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Biomedical Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits)
In the first Biomedical Engineering (BME) department in Canada, BME internationally renowned staff provide frequent and stimulating interactions with physicians, scientists in many fields, and with the biomedical industry. McGill BME provides opportunities to receive training in a unique multidisciplinary environment, taking advantage of research collaborations between staff in the Faculties of Medicine, Science, and Engineering. BME offers only thesis-based graduate degrees (M.Eng.) spanning broad themes in biomodelling, biosignal processing, medical imaging, nanotechnology, artificial cells and organs, probiotics, bioinformatics, bioengineering, biomaterials, and orthopaedics. For details, please refer to the BME website: www.mcgill.ca/bme. The best preparation is with a bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or medicine with a strong emphasis on mathematics, physics, chemistry, and basic physiology, or cell biology. BME graduates have secured positions in academia, biomedical and other industries, and government or regulatory sectors. To our knowledge, all of our graduates have secured suitable employment either before or within a few months of graduation.
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Biomedical Engineering (Thesis) — Bioinformatics (45 credits)
Bioinformatics research lies at the intersection of biological/medical sciences and mathematics/computer science/engineering. The intention of the Bioinformatics Option is to train M.Eng. students to become researchers in this interdisciplinary field. This includes the development of strategies for experimental design, the construction of tools to analyze datasets, the application of modelling techniques, the creation of tools for manipulating Bioinformatics data, the integration of biological databases, and the use of algorithms and statistics. Students successfully completing the Bioinformatics Option will be fluent in the concepts, language, approaches, and limitations of the field. The option consists of a number of interdisciplinary courses and a seminar designed to bring students from many backgrounds together and to provide a thorough overview of research in this field.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Biomedical Engineering
In the first Biomedical Engineering (BME) department in Canada, BME internationally renowned staff provide frequent and stimulating interactions with physicians, scientists in many fields and with the biomedical industry. McGill BME provides opportunities to receive training in a unique multidisciplinary environment, taking advantage of research collaborations between staff in the Faculties of Medicine, Science, and Engineering. BME offers only thesis-based graduate degrees (Ph.D.) spanning broad themes in biomodelling, biosignal processing, medical imaging, nanotechnology, artificial cells and organs, probiotics, bioinformatics, bioengineering, biomaterials, and orthopaedics. For details, please refer to the BME website: www.mcgill.ca/bme. The best preparation is with a bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or medicine and a master's degree in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, biotechnology, electrical engineering, physiology, chemical engineering, biomaterial, system engineering, imaging, or other related areas. BME graduates have secured positions in academia, biomedical, and other industries, and government or regulatory sectors. To our knowledge, all of our graduates have secured suitable employment either before or within a few months of graduation.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Biomedical Engineering — Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics research lies at the intersection of biological/medical sciences and mathematics/computer science/engineering. The intention of the Bioinformatics Option is to train Ph.D. students to become researchers in this interdisciplinary field. This includes the development of strategies for experimental design, the construction of tools to analyze datasets, the application of modelling techniques, the creation of tools for manipulating Bioinformatics data, the integration of biological databases and the use of algorithms and statistics. Students successfully completing the Bioinformatics Option will be fluent in the concepts, language, approaches, and limitations of the field, and will be capable of developing an independent Bioinformatics research program. The option consists of a number of interdisciplinary courses and a seminar designed to bring students from many backgrounds together and to provide a thorough overview of research in this field.

Biomedical Engineering Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Biomedical Engineering Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

Revision, October 2012. Start of revision.

See Admission Requirements (minimum requirements to be considered for admission). In addition, please see the Department website: www.mcgill.ca/bme.

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See Application Procedures (for All Admissions Starting Summer 2013) for detailed application procedures.

Please address enquiries directly to the Department.

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

Canadian International Special/Exchange/Visiting
Fall: March 15 Fall: March 15 Fall: March 15
Winter: Oct. 15 Winter: Sept. 15 Winter: Same as Canadian/International
Summer: N/A Summer: N/A Summer: N/A
Note: We are not willing to consider any applications to be admitted for the Summer term.

Revision, October 2012. End of revision.

Biomedical Engineering Faculty

Biomedical Engineering Faculty

Chair
H.L. Galiana
Emeritus Professor
T.M.S. Chang; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M., Ph.D.(McG.), F.R.C.P.(C) F.R.S.(C) (joint appt. with Physiology)
Professors
J.D. Bobyn; B.Sc., M.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(Tor.) (joint appt. with Surgery)
D.L. Collins; B.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Neurology and Neurosurgery)
A.C. Evans; B.Sc.(Liv.), M.Sc.(Sur.), Ph.D.(Leeds) (joint appt. with Neurology and Neurosurgery)
H.L. Galiana; B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.)
R.E. Kearney; B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.)
G.B. Pike; B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Neurology and Neurosurgery)
S. Prakash; B.Sc.(Hon.), M.Sc., M.Tech.(BHU), Ph.D.(McG.)
M. Tabrizian; B.Sc.(Iran), M.Sc., Ph.D.(PMC-France), M.B.A.(HEC) (joint appt. with Dentistry)
Associate Professors
W.R.J. Funnell; B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Otolaryngology)
D. Juncker; Dipl., Ph.D.(Neuch-Switzerland)
J.L. Nadeau; B.A., Ph.D.(Minn.)
Assistant Professor
C. Grova; B.Sc. M.Sc.(UTC-France), Ph.D.(Rennes)
Associate Members
S. Baillet (Neurology and Neurosurgery), C. Baker (Ophthalmology), F. Barthelat (Mechanical Engineering), K. Cullen (Physiology), I. El Naqa (Oncology), J. Gotman (Neurology and Neurosurgery), D. Guitton (Neurology and Neurosurgery), E. Jones (Chemical Engineering), A. Katsarkas (Otolaryngology), A.M. Lauzon (Medicine), R. Leask (Chemical Engineering), T. Milner (Kinesiology & Physical Education), L. Mongeau (Mechanical Engineering), R. Mongrain (Mechanical Engineering), A. Reader (Neurology and Neurosurgery), A. Shmuel (Neurology and Neurosurgery)
Adjunct Professors
P.G. Charette (Sher.), J.-M. Lina (ETS), T. Veres (NRC)

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Biomedical Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits)

For more information, see Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Biomedical Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits).

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Biomedical Engineering (Thesis) — Bioinformatics (45 credits)

For more information, see Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Biomedical Engineering (Thesis) — Bioinformatics (45 credits).

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Biomedical Engineering

For more information, see Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Biomedical Engineering .

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Biomedical Engineering — Bioinformatics

For more information, see Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Biomedical Engineering — Bioinformatics .

Faculty of Medicine—2012-2013 (last updated Jul. 11, 2012) (disclaimer)