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Biological and Biomedical Engineering
- Duff Medical Building
- 3775 University Street, Room 316
- Montreal QC H3A 2B4
- Website: mcgill.ca/bbme
About Biological and Biomedical Engineering
Biological and Biomedical Engineering (BBME) is an interfaculty graduate program administered jointly by the Departments of Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering) and Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences) at McGill. Interdisciplinary in nature, the program includes extensive research areas and broad training, with over 60 world-renowned scientists, and equips students for promising careers in industry, healthcare, academia, and government. Researchers in this field unravel the molecular and physiological mechanisms of life, develop increasingly advanced technologies to transform healthcare, and reverse-engineer naturally occurring biological processes. Graduates of the BBME program are poised to play a critical role in shaping our global future.
Please consult our website for additional information.
Ongoing biological and biomedical engineering research at McGill includes:
- 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
|Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Biological and Biomedical Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits)|
The Biological and Biomedical Engineering Master's 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. With its unique multidisciplinary environment and taking advantage of research collaborations between staff in the Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences, Science, and Engineering, BBME offers thesis-based graduate degrees (M.Eng.) that span broad themes, including: biomodelling, biosignal processing, medical imaging, nanotechnology, artificial cells and organs, probiotics, bioinformatics, orthopedics, biological materials and mechanobiology, motor proteins and the cytoskeleton, biosensors and biological therapeutics, biological networks, and computational biology. BBME's internationally-renowned staff provide frequent and stimulating interactions with physicians, scientists, and the biomedical industry. Through courses and thesis research, this program will prepare students for careers in industry, academia, hospitals, and government and provide a solid basis for Ph.D. studies. Candidates should hold a Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or medicine with a strong emphasis on mathematics, physics, chemistry, and basic biology (physiology, cell biology, or molecular biology).
For more information please consult mcgill.ca/bbme/prospective-students/masters-program.
|Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Biological and Biomedical Engineering (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)|
**This program is not offered in the 2023-2024 academic year.**
The M.Eng. in Biological and Biomedical Engineering; Non-Thesis program focuses on the life sciences, the physical sciences, and engineering, industrial practices and processes, and data science related to areas such as biological products, biomedical devices, and medical imaging. Hands-on experience through projects carried out during internships.
|Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Biological and Biomedical Engineering (Non-Thesis) - Biomanufacturing (45 credits)|
The M.Eng. in Biological and Biomedical Engineering; Non-Thesis - Biomanufacturing focuses on the life sciences, the physical sciences, and engineering, industrial practices and processes, and data science for application in the filed of biomanufacturing. Hands-on experience available through projects carried out during internships in academic, industrial, and governmental laboratories.
|Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Biological and Biomedical Engineering|
The Biological and Biomedical Engineering doctoral program provides students with advanced training in the interdisciplinary application of methods, paradigms, technologies, and devices from engineering and the natural sciences to problems in biology, medicine, and the life sciences. The program will focus on an area of choice while integrating quantitative concepts and engineering tools for the study of natural and life sciences and/or for patient care. As part of the Ph.D. requirement, students will integrate the scientific method, develop critical and deep thinking, and acquire advanced writing and presentation skills that will form the foundation for their future career. Under the guidance of their supervisor, students will tackle a research challenge and make original contributions to the advancement of science and engineering in an area of Biological and Biomedical Engineering. Through independent research and thesis writing, the program will prepare students for careers in academia, industry, hospitals, and government. Students who complete the program will obtain a doctor of philosophy in Biological and Biomedical Engineering. The best preparation for this program is a master's degree in BBME or a related discipline.
For more information please consult mcgill.ca/bbme/prospective-students/doctoral-program.
Biological and Biomedical Engineering Admission Requirements and Application Procedures
For up-to-date admission requirements, please consult mcgill.ca/bbme/prospective-students/how-apply and University Regulations & Resources > Graduate > Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures > Admission Requirements (Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission).
McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.
See University Regulations & Resources > Graduate > Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures > Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.
Please address enquiries directly to info.bbme [at] mcgill.ca.
Application Dates and Deadlines
Application opening dates are set by Enrolment Services in consultation with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS), while application deadlines are set by the Biological and Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program and may be revised at any time. Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website; please consult the list at mcgill.ca/gps/contact/graduate-program. For additional information, please consult mcgill.ca/bbme/prospective-students/how-apply.
Information on application deadlines is available at mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/how-apply/application-steps/application-deadlines.
Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete applications are considered only as time and space permit.