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NEW Master's in
Translational BME

Launch your career as a medical
technology industry professional

Master's & Gr. Cert. in Translational Biomedical Engineering

The NEW Master's (M.Sc.A.) in Translational Biomedical Engineering (first cohort in Winter/Fall 2023) enables students to become medical technology industry professionals, leading the design, development, and commercialization of biomedical technologies.

  • Intensive, 1-year, 45-credit professional training program
  • Core courses taught by industry-leading experts
  • Complementary courses are taught by world-class professors in BME
  • 18-week experiential industry internship applies coursework in a real-world setting

Patient with continuous blood glucose monitor, example of medical technology

The Master's in Translational BME builds on an existing 15-credit Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) program

Who is the Master's program best suited for?

This program is designed for recent undergraduates with a Bachelor of Engineering, Science, Economics, or Management degree. Applicants must have proven quantitative and analytical skills, and a desire to launch a professional career in the medical technology industry.

Duration: 1-Year (45 credits); Fall/Winter (coursework) and Summer (internship)

Available Start Dates: Fall and Winter semesters

Format: Full-Time, On-Campus (coursework), Off-Campus (internship)

Pre-requisites:

Undergraduate Degree Required Course(s)
All students PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 External link and PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2 External link, 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: Biomedical Engineering, MedTech R&D, Clinical Trials, Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs (QA/RA), Patents & IP, Reimbursement, Entrepreneurship

 

Who is the Graduate Certificate program best suited for?

This program is designed for current industry professionals with a Bachelor of Engineering, Science, Economics, or Management degree. Applicants must have proven quantitative and analytical skills, and a desire to launch a professional career in the medical technology industry.

Duration: 1-Year (15 credits); Fall/Winter (coursework)

Available Start Dates: Fall and Winter semesters

Format: Full-Time, On-Campus

Pre-requisites:

Undergraduate Degree Required Course(s)
All students PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 External link and PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2 External link, 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: While this program is designed for current industry professionals, no prior work experience is required

Possible Career Outcomes: Biomedical Engineering, MedTech R&D, Clinical Trials, Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs (QA/RA), Patents & IP, Reimbursement, Entrepreneurship

 

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Cutting-edge medical technology

McGill's Department of Biomedical Engineering is internationally recognized for its excellence in research and education, while McGill University is ranked as the top university in Canada (QS World University Rankings 2023 External link).


Students in these programs learn with experienced industry experts and world-renowned professors in biomedical engineering.

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Essential industry knowledge 

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


  1. Clinical Trials
  2. Intellectual Property
  3. Quality Management & Regulatory Affairs
  4. Reimbursement

These programs integrate core translational courses with in-depth exposure to research areas in biomedical engineering.

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