Biomedical Engineering

Please note that the application deadlines for Winter 2023 are as follows:

  • All International applicants: July 15, 2022
  • All Canadian applicants: September 1, 2022

Biomedical Engineering


  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Duff Medical Building
  • 3775 University Street, Room 316
  • Montreal QC H3A 2B4
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-6736
  • Fax: 514-398-7461
  • Website:

About Biomedical Engineering

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;
  • microencapsulation;
  • microbiome and probiotics;
  • functional food and neutraceuticals;
  • medical imaging;
  • microfluidics;
  • nanomedicine and nanotechnology;
  • 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.

Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Translational Biomedical Engineering (15 credits)

This program will enable students to translate advances in biomedical engineering research to clinical and commercial solutions. Students will learn the complementary skills needed to take early-stage research results from the bench to the bedside and bridge the gap between invention and product innovation.

The graduate certificate responds to the demand from students for such training and addresses the needs of the biomedical industry for such highly qualified personnel.

For additional information, see the Biomedical Engineering website.

Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2022-2023 (last updated Feb. 7, 2022).

Biomedical Engineering Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

See University Regulations & Resources > Graduate > Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures > Admission Requirements (Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission). In addition, please see the Department's website:

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at

See University Regulations & Resources > Graduate > Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures > Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

Please address enquiries directly to the Department.

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 Department of Biomedical Engineering 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

  Application Opening Dates Application Deadlines
  All Applicants Non-Canadian citizens (incl. Special, Visiting & Exchange) Canadian citizens/Perm. residents of Canada (incl. Special, Visiting & Exchange) Current McGill Students (any citizenship)
Fall Term: Sept. 15 May 1 June 21 June 21
Winter Term: Feb. 15 Sept. 10 Nov. 10 Nov. 10
Summer Term: N/A N/A N/A N/A

Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete applications are considered only as time and space permit.

Note: Applications for Summer term admission will not be considered.
Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2022-2023 (last updated Feb. 7, 2022).
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