BME:

Admissions Information & Instructions

 

Should you have questions please contact us by EMAIL ONLY.   Unfortunately, we cannot respond to phone calls. 

Please carefully read our admissions instructions & information, and program information BEFORE submitting an application. Applicants are responsible for the properly applying for any program and for the content of their application. Applications incorrectly submitted, submitted without the ALL post-graduate document (regardless of whether or not the program was completed), submission of an application with first obtaing tentative acceptance from a professor in our Department, et. al., may not be reviewed for evaluation.


HOW TO APPLY -- BEGIN HERE


 

 

EVALUATION

Acceptance or Admissions into the BME graduate program is dependent on numerous factors and is NOT automatic with the submission of a application or tentative acceptance by a professor.  Applications and Interviews are evaluated on a variety of factors which may include, but are not limited to space availability; academic history; publications; research history and background; mature, safe, and responsible behavior; good judgement or common sense; able to work with confidential information; ability to follow instructions, rules, & procedures; ability to work with others (including but not limited superiors, co-researchers/co-students, patients, staff, etc.); availability of funds, preset evaluation factors (English language exam scores, etc.), professor recommendations; GPA; etc..

DISCLAIMER
Tentative Approval for admissions by an academic advisor within BME or the submission of an application and payment of processing fees is not a guarrantee admissions to the Graduate Program.  All applications are reviewed by the Department and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  Final approval rests with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 

 

 

REQUIRED

  • PRE-REQUISITE COURSES:   ALL APPLICANTS MUST have successfully completed these pre-requisite BEFORE applying to the BME Graduate Program.
    • Math 1210 (Linear Algebra)
    • Math 1510 (Calculus 1)
    • PHYS 1050 (Physics 1)

or courses equivalent (courses at other institutions may have other course numbers) to those mentioned above -- please confirm "equivalent courses" with the professor who asked you to formally applied to the BME Graduate program

  • TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE REQUIRED:   REGARDLESS OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM TO WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING, you MUST RECEIVE TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE  from an Academic Advisor (Professor) in the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Manitoba BEFORE submitting an application for Admissions 
    • DO NOT APPLY without first obtaining tentative acceptance by a professor. 
      It is the responsibility of the prospective student/applicant to contact professors and to make admission inquiries of the professor and his/her research/study groups.
    • If a professor does not respond to your emails in approximately 8-weeks this usually indicates that they are not interested in your application at this time.
    • Applicants who do not receive tentative acceptance may apply at their own risk
    • Tentative Acceptance:    DOES NOT guarantee admissions to the graduate program.  ALL applications are evaluated by the professor, Department, and University (Faculty of Graduate Studies).  FINAL ACCEPTANCE must be approved by and is offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • 4-YEARS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE (Engineering, Medicine/Medical Sciences, Natural Sciences):    ALL APPLICANTS MUST hold, at least, a Bachelor's degree from a recognized post-secondary institution and accredited program. Individual Research Groups and Programs may require additional degrees or credentials, please confirm other requirements with the professor directly.

 

DISCLAIMER
Tentative Approval for admissions by an academic advisor within ECE or the submission of an application and payment of processing fees is not a guarantee admissions to the Graduate Program. All applications are reviewed by the Department and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  Final approval rests with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 

 

 

BRIEFING

  • CONTACTING PROFESSORS:  Please contact Academic Advisors (professors), in your research area, by  EMAIL ONLY (list of professors) .  When emailing professors please send the following
    1.  C.V. (highlighting publications and research)
    2. Statement of Resarch Intent
    3. Photocopies of transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions
  • THIRD PARTY or PROXY SOLICITATION/COMMUNICATIONS:  We DO NOT offer tentative acceptance to Third Party Solicitors including companies, friends, relatives, (i.e. anyone who is NOT the prospective student).  Students must email Academic Advisors (professors) directly -- please treat this contact professionally and be prepared to answer questions.  

    Due to privacy laws we will not reply to third-party or proxy inquiries on an applicant.  Applicants must make their own inquires by email
  • UNSOLICITED PAPERWORK:  Unsolicited paperwork sent to the Graduate Student Advisor, General Inquiries to the Dept. will be DESTROYED UPON RECEIPT.  Transcripts, CV, and Statement of Research Intent should be sent directly to professors.
  • ANY DOCUMENTS SENT TO US CANNOT BE RETURNED
  • FUNDING:   Please discuss funding directly with the professor with whom you have applied
  • PRE-MASTER PROGRAM:   The BME Graduate Program DOES NOT offer a Pre-Master's program
  • TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE
    • WHAT DOES "TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE" MEAN?:  After a Professor in the Graduate Program of Biomedical Engineering reviews the information you've emailed him / her.  He / She will offer you acceptance into the professor's research group HOWEVER, an Offer of Acceptance (Official Admissions) is tentative or defendant on the
      • Approval of the Department
      • Approval of the Faculty of Graduate Studies
      • The receipt of all required "Official Documents" After reviewing your transcripts (grades, courses, etc.), CV (publication, experience, background, interests, etc.), and your ~1-page Research Intent Statement the professor will ask you to formally "apply" or "not to apply".
    • WHAT WILL THE PROFESSOR REVIEW TO GIVE ME TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE?: The Professor will review or make his / her tentative decision on the information you've sent him / her in your email.
      • Photocopies of all your post-secondary transcripts (grades, courses, etc.) regardless of whether you received a degree or completed the program   
      • Your CV (publication, experience, background, awards, interests, etc.)      
      • Your ~1-page Research Intent Statement
    • NO RESPONSE FROM A PROFESSOR: If a professor does not respond to your email within ~2-months please assume that this professor is not interested in your application at this time.
    • HOW MANY PROFESSORS MAY I CONTACT: You may contact as many professors as you wish in your research area.  Please tailor your request to join the Professor's research group to the Professor's research.
    • CAN I APPLY WITHOUT THE TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE OF A PROFESSOR?   You may, but please keep in mind that you are doing so at your own risk.  In this cae, there is NO guarrantee that anyone will review your application
    • I SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION BEFORE OBTAINING A TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE:   If you submit an application without first obtaining tentative acceptance from an Academic Advisor (professor) in our Department there is no guarantee that anyone will review your application and you are applying at your own risk -- PLEASE CONTACT A PROFESSOR for a tentative acceptance. 
      • WARNING:  A tentative approval is REQUIRED prior to the submission of an admissions applications.  Applicants may submit an admissions application without obtaining tentative approval, but do so at their own risk. There is no guarantee that anyone will review the application
  • ND, HND, Post-Graduate Diploma, 3 Year Bachelor's Degree:
    • A Bachelor's Degree is required. In order to apply to the Graduate Program at the University of Manitoba you must usually have earned Bachelor's degree from a four year Bachelor's program at a recognised university.
    • 3 Year Bachelor's Degree:  In most cases, students who have earned a 3-year Bachelor's Degree must, as well, enroll and successfully complete an additional year in an M.Sc. program to apply for admissions to the University of Manitoba M.Sc. program -- unless the student has taken and passed "A" Level Examinations
      • Extra Year of Study:  Students graduating from 3 year Bachelor's program are required to obtain transcripts indicating that they have, as well, completed an additional year in an honour's or master's program (in other words one additinal year in an honour's or master's program beyond a bachelor's degree).   Please check the international equivalency charts at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/equivalencies.html to insure you qualify for our program BEFORE you apply.
    • Post- Graduate Diplomas:  A B.Sc. diplomas is required, unless the student has taken and passed "A" Level Examinations
    • ND (National Diploma):  The National Diploma will generally exempt a student from the first two years of a four year program.  This definition may vary if the N.Dip. was earned in the Republic of Ireland (please contact the Facutly of Graduate Studies directly)
    • HND (Higher National Diploma): The attainment level is one above that of a Higher National Certificate (HNC) and one below that of a Bachelor's degree.  It is usual for HNDs to cover roughly the same area as the first two levels of a bachelor's degree.
  • GPA
    • CALCULATION PRIOR TO APPLICATION:   We do NOT calculate GPAs in advance of tentative acceptance from a professor in the Graduate Program Biomedical Engineering.  The request must come directly from the professor, NOT from the applicant.
    • GPAs BELOW 3.5:  Unfortunately, we may not offer admissions to students with GPAs below 3.5
      • GPA CALCULATION:   Admissions & Award GPAs are calculated in accordance to the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Graduate Studies' regulations. Final approval rests with the Faculty of Graduate Studies
      • WES:  We do NOT accept WES (World Educaiton Services) evaluations
      • We cannot offer
        • Conditional Acceptance
        • Pre-masters admissions
      • We cannot bargain or negotiate admissions requirement
      • We cannot negotiate the manner in which GPAs are calculated
      • We require minimum GPAs for BME related courses. These courses will be evaluated by the professor offering tentative acceptance.  
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:  Should you have questions regarding immigration or working in Canada you must contact the agencies governing these areas directly.  University personnel are not permitted to voice-in on these subjects.

 

DISCLAIMER
Tentative Approval for admissions by an academic advisor within ECE or the submission of an application and payment of processing fees is not a guarantee admissions to the Graduate Program. All applications are reviewed by the Department and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  Final approval rests with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 

 

 


 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY -- BEGIN HERE 

Should you have questions please contact us by EMAIL ONLY.    Unfortunately, we cannot respond to phone calls. 

All students are responsible for the content of their Admissions Application and in making sure they follow the proceedures for properly submitting an Admissions Application which includes obtaining tentative acceptance in advance of the submission of an official admissions application.  

The Department DOES NOT offer a waiver of admissions application processing fees required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 


CITIZEN & IMMIGRATION CANADA (CIC)


  1. The BME PROGRAM does NOT offer the following
    1. Pre-Master's Program
    2. M.Eng. Program
  2. We do NOT accept WES (World Educaiton Services) evaluations
  3. BEFORE submitting an Admissions Application, it is strongly recommended that you first obtain Tentative Acceptance from a professor in BME
    1. Prospective students are expected to locate and communicate (initially by email) with Academic Advisors allowing each side to meet and ask questions.

 

DISCLAIMER
Tentative Approval for admissions by an academic advisor within BME or the submission of an application and payment of processing fees is not a guarrantee admissions to the Graduate Program. All applications are reviewed by the Department and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


 

 

ADMISSIONS: OVERALL PROCESS  

 

  1. Speak to, and OBTAIN Tentative Acceptance from a Professor in BME (Core or Adjunct Members)
    1. Professors determine intake or admissions periods
    2. We usually cannot override intake or admissions deadlines.
    3. Once you've obtained Tentative Acceptance from a professor deadlines are met with the receipt of an Online Application AND Tentative Acceptance from a professor in the BME program.  Deadlines are not met merely by the submission of a Online Admissions Application.  Utimately, the intake or admissions period is determined by the professor depending on various factors including but not limited to space availability, project availability, etc.
  2. Once you have received Tentative Acceptance submit an ADMISSIONS APPLICATION FORM with the Faculty of Graduate Studies
    1. Create an Online Application Account (UMGradConnect Account). This allows you to ...
      1. return to your application at any time
      2. submit an Admissions Application
      3. check on the progress of your application (who's looking at it, has the Department processed it, are you missing documents, etc.)
    2. Fill-in an Admissions Application Form from UMGradConnect Account
      • The Application Form is an online set of questions which will take approximately 30-minutes to complete
    3. You will be asked to upload several documents during the application procedure.  Be ready to UPLOAD the following:
      1. Transcripts (photocopies or web copies are OK at this initial stage)
        Transcripts are required from ALL post-secondary institution you attended regardless of whether or not you graduated
      2. English Language results scores
        1. International Students who studied in countries where in the national or official language is not English must also submit a passing English Language Exam score. 
        2. The test date cannot be older than two years.
        3. For more information regarding the English Language Requirements please read our page http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/required_docs.html , under "ENGLISH LANGUAGUE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS"
      3. CV (emphasizing publications, research, and/or work experience)
      4. Research Intent Statement (no more than 2-pages double spaced)
  3. At the end of your application procedure you will be asked to Processing Fee -- this is required before Departments have access to your application
  4. If you are from a country from which a qualifying English Language Score is necessary, we must receive this BEFORE we will process your Admissions Application.
  5. The Professor you contacted with review your admissions and recommend or decline your admissions application to the BME Department
  6. The Department will review and recommend or decline your admissions application to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  7. The Faculty of Graduate Studies will review and recommend or decline your admissions application. 
    1. The Faculty of Graduate Studies will send you an Offer of Admissions or Non-Acceptance through your UMGradConnect Account
    2. You have ~30-days to accept or reject Offers of Admissions
  8. If you ACCEPT Admissions you should immediately now send the following documents. At this time we require your "OFFICIAL" documents
    1. Official English Language Results
      Sent directly from the examination group
    2. Official Trancripts
      Transcripts must arrive in envelopes that have been sealed and endorsed (stamped across the back flap) by the Main Records Office of the issuing institution. In cases where the transcript does not clearly state that a degree has been conferred or when it was awarded, a copy of the final Degree Certificate is required to accompany the transcript.
    3. Degree Certificates

 

FACTORS WHICH MAY SLOW THE PROCESSING OF AN APPLICATION

  1. We are unable to complete the application process of an internationally educated student whose Post-Secondary Education was done in a country whose main language is NOT English. We must wait to receive qualifying English Lanugage Exam scores  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/139.html  
  2. Official Documents lost in the mail

    It is strongly recommended that, WHEN ASKED, students send OFFICIAL copies in a manner that you are able to TRACK during the delivery process and which requires a signature for upon delivery/receipt by the University of Manioba.  In the event something is lost during the delivery process you'll not be penalized, but will be required to re-send Official Documents.

    ALL DOCUMENT should be sent directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies

    Faculty of Graduate Studies
    500 University Centre
    Faculty of Graduate Studies
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 CANADA

    Office: 204.474.9377   Fax: 204.474.7553
    graduate_studies@umanitoba.ca


OTHER PROBLEMS

  1. In some cases, student may need to defer admissions.  Unfortunately, if a student delays his/her admissions for whatever reason a student may
    1. lose funding
    2. lose the research opportunity
    3. lose admissions
    4. have to pay a "Deferral Fee"
    5. be required to re-apply and re-submit a processing fee

      Please discuss any problems or delays in admissions with your professor as soon as possible to avoid problems.
  2. Informing us of a delay in admissions AFTER the registration period.
    In most cases, if you delay your admissions and do not inform until after the registration you will need to re-apply to the graduate program and re-submit a processing fee.

 


 

 

FIND A PROFESSOR

  • TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE
    1. Tentative Acceptance by a Professor in the BME Graduate Program is strongly recommended -- see below "CONTACTING PROFESSORS"
    2. If you choose not to contact a professor in our program and do not obtain Tentative Acceptance we cannot guarantee that your application will be reviewed
    3. List of our Professors -- See the right-hand navbar under "FIND AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR"
      1. Please do not phone professors
      2. We cannot respond to phone queries -- please contact us by EMAIL ONLY

  

  • CONTACTING PROFESSORS
    1. Contact professors by EMAIL ONLY (list of professors) 
    2. Please email the following items to each professor: 
      1. STATEMENT OF RESEARCH INTEREST:   A BRIEF 1-2 page, double-spaced, description of your research or proposed research (Research Intent)
      2. CV:  Your CV highlighting publications, academic awards, research experience, academic background, etc.
      3. TRANSCRIPTS:  Photocopies of your university transcripts
    3. It is the responsibility of the applicant to find a professor(s) in the applicant's research area and then to contact that (those) professors.  The Department will not contact professors for the applicant.
    4. DO NOT MASS MAIL ALL PROFESSORS:  Only email those professors who you truly believe fit the research you plan to do otherwise we will auto-trash your emails. 
    5. If you do not hear back from a professor in ~ 2 months please assume that he/she is not interested in our application at this time
    6. Receiving tentative admissions from a professor only assures that your application will be reviewed -- it does NOT mean that you have been accepted to the Graduate Program. The Faculty of Graduate Studies must first verify your documents, universities, references, and test scores -- this process can take 1-2 months. Updates to your application as well as acceptance and "OFFER OF ADMISSIONS" are found in your UMGradConnect Account (the account you create once you begin the Online Admissions Application).  As this is your account please do not ask us the status of your application -- please log into your account and check the status yourself.

 

  

NOTE: 
In the case of professors offering tetative acceptance who are NOT faculty members in the Engineering, those professors MUST secure a faculty member from the Faculty of Engineering to act as the student's Co-Advisor PRIOR to the approval of the Admissions Application by the Department.

 

DISCLAIMER
Tentative Approval for admissions by an academic advisor within BME or the submission of an application and payment of processing fees is not a guarrantee admissions to the Graduate Program. All applications are reviewed by the Department and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 


 

 

HOW TO APPLY TO THE BME GRADUATE PROGRAM

 

  1. UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA GRADUATE OR CURRENT STUDENT 
    (University of Manitoba students who have not attended or received degrees from other post-graduate institutions )
    1. PRE-REQUISITES REQUIRED  
    2. TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE:  Obtain tentative acceptance from a CORE MEMBER or ADJUNCT MEMBER of the Biomedical Engineering faculty.
      1. Tentative Acceptance
      2. Contacting Professors 
    3. APPLICATION FORM:  Once tentative acceptance has been OBTAINED, you may fill-in & submit the online Admissions Applications found at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/index.html
    4. PAY THE PROCESSING FEE -- through the online application form
    5. REFERENCES:
      1. NOT NEEDED
      2. INSTEAD -- In Application's Reference Area
        1. Reference 01: Enter your name and email
        2. Reference 02: Enter your Academic Advisor/Professor's name and email
    6. AWARDS (in admissions application)
      The Department distributes awards in-house; in this area enter "NO"
    7. TRANSCRIPTS
      1. NOT NEEDED -- DO NOT SUBMIT
  2. NON-UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA GRADUATES  
    1. PRE-REQUISITES REQUIRED
    2. TENTATIVE ACCEPTANCE:  Obtain tentative acceptance from a CORE MEMBER or ADJUNCT MEMBER of the Biomedical Engineering faculty.
      1. Tentative Acceptance
      2. Contacting Professors 
    3. APPLICATION FORM:  Once tentative acceptance has been OBTAINED, you may fill-in & submit the online Admissions Applications found at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/index.html
    4. PAY THE PROCESSING FEE -- through the online application form
    5. REFERENCES:
      In the online Admissions Application, please provide the names and emails of only two (2) professors (please do not submit more than 2 references) who are able to provide us with references regarding your academic work and background, work ethics, length of time he/she has known you, nature of the acquaintance (instructor, co-author, academic/research/thesis advisor),  etc.
    6. TRANSCRIPTS:
      1. For the online Application, we will accept photocopies of transcripts however, in order to allow you register at the Univeristy, we must receive "OFFICIAL" Transcripts in both the original language AND an English translation
        1. If you are offered admission, official copies of your transcripts, degree certificates and/or translations are typically required within one month of a letter of offer.
      2. OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS:  What consitutes an "OFFICIAL" document acceptable to the University? Please read http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admin/165.html   
      3. OFFICIAL DEGREE CERTIFICATES must also be received PRIOR to registration at the University
      4. SENDING OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS:  Please read instructions on how to send "OFFICIAL" transcripts and what is necessary for the SEALED envelope. 
        Items not properly sent will not considered "Official". http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admin/165.html 
    7. ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXAMS:  Unfortunately, we cannot process your Admissions without the receipt of a qualifying English Language Exam Score.  Please see exam inforamtion including countries exempt from the language exam at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/139.html    
    8. RETURN OF DOCUMENTS:  Once received, we DO NOT return documents

 

DISCLAIMER
Tentative Approval for admissions by an academic advisor within BME or the submission of an application and payment of processing fees is not a guarrantee admissions to the Graduate Program. All applications are reviewed by the Department and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 


 

 

CREATE AN ACCOUNT & THE APPLICATION:

 

ADMISSIONS

  1. Application Forms:  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/index.html
    1. The Applications Form is an online form @  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/index.html
    2. All non-official documents for admissions assessment are also submitted online
      1. In order to review your Admissions Application we require various documents that should be uploaded at the time you submit your On-line Admissions Application.
      2. Do not open sealed, official documents and upload them to submit with your Online Admissions Application as we will need these to be sent to us later (in their sealed envelopes with stamps of the university and/or your university's record department on both the lip of the sealed envelope and all its contents.
    3. PROCESSING FEE:  May be submitted online, using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard), at the end of the application process
  2. Documents Required for Admissions:  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/required_docs.html
  3. GPA Requirements
    • While the University has a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 for Graduate Studies, students applying to the BME program are expected to have a GPA of 3.6 / 4 or greater calculated as follows http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admin/161.html.  Unfortunately, we cannot calculation your GPA until after a professors requests your application be sent to him/her
  4. Application Approvals
    1. Applications are reviewed and approved by a Professor (in the BME Graduate Program who asked you to formally apply) and the BME Admissions Committee
      NOTE:  Application Review or Tentative Admissions are not guarantees of admissions to the graduate program
    2. Recommendations for Admissions are sent to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for University Approval
      1. Offer Letters of Admissions are issued by the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  5. Admissions Results
    1. Your Application Status is communicated to you through your UMGradConnect Account
      1. departments currently reviewing your application
      2. rejection or acceptance of your application
      3. missing documents
      4. status of your application
      5. Offer Letter of Admissions are found here
    2. Required MISSING DOCUMENTS are communicated to you through your UMGradConnect Account
    3. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Offers of an Entrance Award (scholarship)is found communicated to you through your UMGradConnect Account
  6. Official Documents
    ALL Official Documents are sent directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies -- Please see their site at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/required_docs.html

 

APPLICATION FORMS

 We cannot guarantee that anyone will review your application if you do fill-in the following information in your online Application Form

  1. Research Area
  2. Preferred Advisor

 

GRE -- Not Required

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY EXAMS

  1. see the right-hand navbar under "ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY EXAMS"
  2. We look at only Overall Scores.  We will not look at individual bands.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS, FUNDING: 

 

 

DISCLAIMER
Tentative Approval for admissions by an academic advisor within BME or the submission of an application and payment of processing fees is not a guarrantee admissions to the Graduate Program. All applications are reviewed by the Department and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 


 

OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

You may submit your "Official Documents" after submitting your online application or, as suggested by the Faculty of Graduate Studies after you have receive an Offer Letter of Admissions through your UMGradConnect Account. 

  • You may find a list of REQUIRED "OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS" on the Faculty of Graduate Studies site at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/required_docs.html  
    • The manner in which a document is enclosed in envelopes and required university stamps or seals is also explained on the above link
    • Of course if a required document does not apply in your circumstance, you are not responsible for sending it (i.e. students whose Bachelor's Degree was earned and conferred in countries where English is the official language, English Language Exam scores are not required).
  •  All "OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS" are sent directly to

Faculty of Graduate Studies
500 University Centre
Faculty of Graduate Studies
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 CANADA

Office: 204.474.9377   Fax: 204.474.7553
graduate_studies@umanitoba.ca

 

WARNING:  You may NOT register as a student of the University until Official Documents have been received and checked by the Faculty.

*If you are unable to obtain official documents in a timely manner please contact Ms. Kim Shumsky, Admissions Officer, Faculty of Graduate Studies as soon as possible at Kim.Shumsky@umanitoba.ca 

 


 

SENDING OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

 In order to be considered an Official Document not only do documents require the seal or stamp of the University's Record's Office from which they were issued, but items such as transcripts require that they are sealed in an envelope and that the same seal or stamp of the University's Record's Office is on the lip of that envelope.

We suggest that OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS are sent to the Faculty of Graduate Studies in a manner that allow you (the sender) to track them and which requires the recepient (The Faculty of Graduate Studies) to sign for the documents upon receipt.  In this manner, if something is "lost in the mail" you won't be penalized for it.

 


 

 

GRADUATE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
    

  1. Master of Science (M.Sc.): 
    1. Successful complete of an undergraduate and/or graduate program from a recognized college or university in an accredited and approved discipline
    2. Please see our Supplemental Regulations for details
      1. Minimum Requirement: 
        1. a four-year Bachelor of Science degree (Engineering, Medicine/Medical Sciences, or Natural Science)
        2. OR a Doctor of Medicine degree/Medical Doctorate:  M.D., M.B.B.S., et. al.  
      2. Minimum GPA Requirement:  3.6 GPA 
        1. Canadian or U.S. Institutions: Last 60 credit hours
        2. International Institutions (regardless of citizenship): Last two (full) years of the undergraduate program or equivalent (as defined by the Faculty of Graduate Studies)  
  2. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.):
    1. Successful complete of
      1. an undergraduate from a recognized college or university in an accredited and approved discipline AND,
      2. usually a Master's degree from a recognized college or university in an accredited and approved discipline.  The successful completion of a Master’s program does not however, guarantee admissions directly into a Ph.D. program.
    2. Please see our Supplemental Regulations for details
      1. Minimum Requirement:
        1. Usually, a Master of Science degree (Engineering, Medicine/Medical Sciences, or Natural Science)
          • Students with a Master of Science degree from disciplines other than Biomedical Engineering may be required to take extra courses as defined by the BME Admissions Committee and/or the student's Academic Advisor
        2. Prospective, qualifying students holding a Doctor of Medicine or Medical Doctorate may be admitted into a 3-year Ph.D. program during which the student is charged full tuition & fees for three full years and must successfully complete a minimum of 24-credit hours of Academic Advisor approved courses    
      2. Minimum GPA Requirement:  3.6 GPA
        1. Canadian or U.S. Institutions:  Last 60 credit hours
        2. International Institutions (regardless of citizenship):
          1. Usually the final full year of the Bachelor's program or equivalent (as defined by the Faculty of Graduate Studies)    
          2. AND the entire Master's program or equivalent (as defined by the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  3. Transfer to the Ph.D. program from the M.Sc. program
    In exceptional cases, a student may seek approval from the BME Curriculum Committee to transfer into the Ph.D. degree program from the M.Sc. degree program after demonstrating appropriate research aptitude and successful completion of all course requirements for the M.Sc. degree program. The transfer must also be supported and approved by the student's Academic Advisor

 

NOTE:  It should be noted that the MSc or PhD in BME would not make the students eligible, on its own without a B.Sc. in engineering, to gain registration as Professional Engineers.

 

DISCLAIMER
Tentative Approval for admissions by an academic advisor within BME or the submission of an application and payment of processing fees is not a guarrantee admissions to the Graduate Program. All applications are reviewed by the Department and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


 

PRE-REQUISITE COURSE REQUIREMENTS
   

 The BME Graduate Program requires ALL APPLICANTS to have successfully passed the following courses ("B" or 3.0 or better) prior to registration to the BME Gradaute Program.

  • Math 1210 (Linear Algebra)
  • Math 1510 (Calculus 1)
  • PHYS 1050 (Physics 1)

or equivalent... (other post-secondary institutions may list this courses under different course numbers).

ADDITIONAL PRE-REQUISITE COURSES, et. al.:  Additional Pre-Requisite Courses may be required of upper-level "Mandatory" or "Research" courses in your area of study/research.  Please see specific course descriptions upon registration and discuss additional requirements with your Academic Advisor (supervising professor).

 

 PROGRAM LENGTH

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
    • Approximate Length of the M.Sc. Program is 2 years
    • Maximum Time Allowed in the M.Sc. program
      • Full Time Students: 4 years
      • * Part Time Students: 5 years

 

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
    • Approximate Length of the Ph.D. Program is 4 years
    • Maximum Time Allowed in the Ph.D. Program (Full Time or *Part Time) is 6 years

 

*Part-time status requires consent of the Advisor, Department, AND Faculty

  

DISCLAIMER
Tentative Approval for admissions by an academic advisor within BME or the submission of an application and payment of processing fees is not a guarrantee admissions to the Graduate Program. All applications are reviewed by the Department and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


 

ADMISSIONS MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

  • ADMISSIONS
    • ACADEMIC ADVISOR ACCEPTANCE (Professor):  TENATIVE acceptance by a professor is given to students AFTER a professor reviews a student's application and documents.  At this point GPA and courses are evaluated for admissions.
    • PROGRAM ACCEPTANCE:  TENATIVE acceptance by the BME Admission Committee is needed to review an applicant's background for suitability in the BME Graduate Program.
    • FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES ACCEPTANCE:  Final acceptance is offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  You have not been accepted in the Graduate Program nor will you be given a Letter of Offer (of Admissions) until your paperwork has been verified and approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
    • ACCEPTANCE STATUS:  Please check your UMGradConnect Account for updates to your Admissions Application.
  • DISTRIBUTION: 
    The online application is distributed to all BME faculty member.
  • APPLICATION STATUS:
    • Please DO NOT contact faculty members requesting information about your application
    • You will be informed of Admissions through the online application system, "UMGradConnect"
  • DEADLINES:
    The admissions deadlines in the chart below are deadlines as to when we must receive an Online Admissions Application along with a "Tentative Acceptance" from a professor in the BME program in order to process an admissions application. Ultimately, however, admissions intake peiods are determined by the professor who accepts you into his/her research group.  There are many factors that determine an intake or admissions period some of which may be space availability, project timing, research timing, etc. may be factors in which you may be asked to accept a later admissions date.  Additionally, if you applied by a deadline date, but did not obtain a Tentative Acceptance from a professor in BME you have NOT met the deadline. Unfortunately, in these circumstance, we must wait to receive a Tentative Acceptance from a professor in BME and if you application meets the requirementa of the Department and Faculty we will try to process application for the following or next intake period.

 

If you are missing items which prevent us from processing your Admissions Application by the deadline date we cannot guarrantee timely application processing and/or admissions to the term discussed by your Academic Advisor. 

  1. We cannot process your Admissions Application without Tentative Acceptance from a professor in our Department.
  2. After submitting photocopies of required documents to your Online Admissions Application you must submit "Official" copies -- how to send Official Copies http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admin/165.html
  3. We cannot process your Admissions Application without a Qualifying English Language Exam score -- http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/139.html

 

DISCLAIMERS:   
Applications must be received by Departments at least one month prior to the dates listed below to allow the Department time to meet the Faculty Admissions Deadlines (see tables below).
http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/deadlines/index.html

As previously discussed, we cannot process applications which have not obtained tentative acceptance by a professor from our Department and/or which have not met Department admissions standards/qualifications. Students who submit applications under these circumstances do so at their own risk.  Please make sure you read and understand our Admissions Instructions BEFORE submitting an application  http://umanitoba.ca/ece/pros_students/grad/admissions.html

 Final acceptance and admissions dates are determine by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS 

 

Academic Period Deadline
 September (Fall)  April 1
 January (Winter)  August 1
 May  December 1
 July  December 1

 

CANADIAN APPLICANTS

 

Academic Period Deadline
 September  July 1
 January  November 1
 May  March 1
 July  March 1

 

 

DISCLAIMER
Tentative Approval for admissions by an academic advisor within BME or the submission of an application and payment of processing fees is not a guarrantee admissions to the Graduate Program. All applications are reviewed by the Department and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  Final approval rests with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 


 

GPA CALCULATIONS

Unfortunately, we are not able to calculate the GPA for students unless the student has formally applied to the BME Graduate Program and a professor has requested the student's GPA Calculation.  If you wish to know your GPA you may calculate that yourself using the calculation methods used for our university's graduate program for most programs and international universities.  Information and methods may be found at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admin/161.html

Initial GPA calculations are made by the Department for recommendation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies however, if the transcripts are accompanied by grades values from the student's university or if those grade evaluations are already on-file with the Faculty of Graduate Studies the final GPA calculation may differ from that standard Canadian tables offered on the Faculty of Graduate Studies site.  We cannot accept GPA calculations which a student may have recieved by other universities, institutions, or organizations.  The University of Manitoba's Faculty of Graduate Studies is the final word in Admissions Standards and we adhere to their decision and methods.

 

 


 

 

Unfortunately, we are only able to answer questions by email biomedic@umanitoba.ca -- phone calls are not accepted.

 

DISCLAIMER
Neither the Tentative Approval for admissions by an academic advisor within BME nor the submission of an admissions application and payment of processing fees is not a guarrantee admissions to the Graduate Program. All applications are reviewed by the Department and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.