Biological and Biomedical Engineering (M.Eng.)

Program Description

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Biological and Biomedical Engineering (Thesis) offered by the Department of Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering) and the Department Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences) is a research-intensive program that emphasizes challenging and engaging learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in literature review, research design, and knowledge synthesis to either continue their studies or pursue professional opportunities.

Keywords: medical diagnostics, therapeutics, biomedical engineering, modeling signals, systems, and sensors, imaging, microscopy, bioninformatics, computational biology, cellular and tissue engineering, biomaterials, machine learning.

Unique Program Features

  • The program focuses on the interdisciplinary application of methods, paradigms, technologies, and devices from engineering and the natural sciences to problems in biology, medicine, and the life sciences;
  • Students benefits from frequent and stimulating interactions with physicians, scientists, and the biomedical industry;
  • Faculty members broad research themes include biomodelling, biosignal processing, medical imaging, nanotechnology, artificial cells and organs, probiotics, bioinformatics, bioengineering, biomaterials, and orthopaedics. artificial cells and organs, bioinformatics, computational biology, and biocomputation, biological materials and mechanics, biomedical imaging and microscopy, biomedical modelling, biomedical sensors, diagnostics, and therapeutics, biomedical signals and systems, biomolecular and cellular engineering, bioprocess engineering, micro- and nano-bioengineering, systems and synthetic biology;
  • Admitted students are guaranteed funding for at least 18 months;
  • Graduates pursue careers in industry, academia, hospitals and government or potentially continue their studies.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Department Contact

Graduate Program info.bbme [at] (subject: MEng%20in%20BBME%20(Thesis)) (email)

Available Intakes



Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 February 1
WINTER February 15 August 1 November 1

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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