Medical Technology Translation in Action

Learn with industry experts to develop and commercialize medical devices

Graduate Certificate in Translational Biomedical Engineering

The Graduate Certificate in Translational Biomedical Engineering enables students to translate advanced research in biomedical engineering into clinical and commercial solutions. This 15-credit graduate-level program prepares students for careers in the medical technology industry by covering essential skills and knowledge needed to commercialize early-stage research in biomedical engineering. 

Who is the program best suited for?

This program is designed for recent graduates with a Bachelor of Engineering, Science, Economics, Arts or Commerce degree and with proven quantitative skills who aim to work in the medical technology industry.

Duration: Two terms (15 credits)

Available Start Dates: Fall and Winter semesters

Format: Full-Time or Part-Time, On-Campus


Undergraduate Degree  Required Course(s)
All students PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 and PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2, or the equivalent of both courses
Engineering degree One Life Science course (3 credits). More Details
Non-Engineering degree

Four quantitative courses (12 credits), of which two courses must be in Math, AND,

Four natural science courses (12 credits), of which one course must be in Life Science. More Details

Level of Pre-Degree Work Experience: None required

Possible Career Outcomes: Clinical Trials Manager, Quality Management, Regulatory Affairs, Intellectual Property Management, Technology Transfer


Essential industry knowledge

Students learn with industry experts to cover three core topics in Translational BME:

1) Clinical Trials,
2) Intellectual Property, and,
3) Quality Management & Regulatory Affairs.

The program integrates core translational courses with in-depth exposure to research areas in biomedical engineering. 

Cutting-edge medical technology

McGill University consistently ranks among the top 40 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019) while McGill's Department of Biomedical Engineering is internationally recognized for its excellence in research 
and education.

Students in this program learn with experienced industry experts and world-renowned professors in biomedical engineering.