Course Requirements




 

GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
For more detailed information regarding the BME Graduate Program please see our Supplemental Guidelines  

BME M.Sc. Program

Minimum Number of Required Credit Hours: 18-credit hours which includes the following.  For detailed information please see the BME Supplemental Guidelines.

  • 5-credit hours Core Courses
  • 1-credit hour of BME ETHICS
  • Biweekly BME Seminar
  • 12-credit hours of Adivsor Approved courses in the student's area of research
  • TOTAL CREDIT HOURS (minimum): 18 credit hours

 

BME Ph.D. Program

Minimum Number of Required Credit Hours: 12-credit hours which includes the following.  For detailed information please see the BME Supplemental Guidelines.

  • 5-credit hours Core Courses
  • 1-credit hour of BME ETHICS
  • Biweekly BME Seminar
  • 6-credit hours of Adivsor Approved courses in the student's area of research
  • TOTAL CREDIT HOURS (minimum): 12 credit hours

 

BME Ph.D. Program
(Students admitted to the BME Ph.D. Program from our M.Sc. BME Program)

Minimum Number of Required Credit Hours: 12-credit hours which includes the following.  For detailed information please see the BME Supplemental Guidelines.

  • 5-credit hours Core Courses
    • In cases where the student has already taken the above designated "Core Courses" or equivalent courses (as defined by the Department) prior to entering the Ph.D. program, or in other special cases, other courses shall be substituted, upon recommendation of the student’s advisory committee and with approval of the Chair of the Curriculum Committee and the Program Director
  • 1-credit hour of BME ETHICS
  • Biweekly BME Seminar
  • 6-credit hours of Adivsor Approved courses in the student's area of research
  • TOTAL CREDIT HOURS (minimum): 12 credit hours

 

BME M.D.-Ph.D. Program (Students admitted with an M.D. (Doctor of Medicine))

Minimum Number of Required Credit Hours: 18-credit hours which includes the following.  For detailed information please see the BME Supplemental Guidelines.

  • 5-credit hours Core Courses
  • 1-credit hour of BME ETHICS
  • Biweekly BME Seminar
  • 12-credit hours of Adivsor Approved courses in the student's area of research
  • TOTAL CREDIT HOURS (minimum): 18 credit hours

PRE-REQUISITE COURSES

  • CORE COURSES (see below): Usually require the following or equivalent (other post-secondary institutions may indicate other course numbers for these listed pre-requisite courses).  These courses are required prior to enrollment in the BME Program -- discuss questions regarding these Pre-Requisite Courses with your Academic Advisor (supervising professor).
    • Math 1210 (Linear Algebra)
    • Math 1510 (Calculus 1)
    • PHYS 1050 (Physics 1)
  • ADDITIONAL PRE-REQUISITE COURSES, et. al.:   Additional Pre-Requisite Courses may be required for upper-level "Mandatory" and/or "Research" courses.  Please see specific course descriptions upon registration or discuss this with your Academic Advisor (supervising professor). 

ADVANCE CREDIT TRANSFER

  1. Permission to transfer credits from another program / institution must first be obtained from your Academic Advisor (supervising professor)
  2. At the discretion of the BME Curriculum Committee, on the recommendation of a student’s Advisory Committee, and with the approval of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, a student may transfer courses into the BME Program.
  3. A maximum of 1/2 the credit hours of a student's program may be transferred into a student’s degree program.

MANDATORY COURSES

  • CORE COURSES 
    • All student must successfully complete 5-credit hours of Advisor Approved Core Courses
      • These courses are designed as short intense modules allowing "Engineering" and "Life Science" students insight into each other's academic area to help foster an individual's research in Biomedical Engineering
    • In cases, where a student has taken courses similar to those listed as Core Courses, the student might be exempt from taking the equivalent core courses and allowed to fulfill 5-credit hours with other courses as determined by the student's Academic Advisor. Approval is required Advisory Committee and Curriculum Committee.
  • ETHICS (BME 7030)
  • BME SEMINARS (BME 7000) 
    • BME Seminars are held approximately twice monthly throughout the Fall & Winter Term (defined by the Curriculum Committee).
    • Students are required to attend these seminars as well as participate.
      • ATTENDANCE:
        • Students must attend each seminar (attendance is mandatory and important)
        • Absences / Scheduling conflicts must be reported PRIOR to the Seminar Meeting
      • RESEARCH PRESENTATION
        • Each student is required to present their research at least once during their term in their degree program with BME
      • GRADES / EVALUATION
        • SEMINAR: PASSING GRADE: 
          • BME Students must attend at least 80% of Seminars while in a graduate program
          • Failure to attend at least 80% of Seminars per graduate program is cause for "COURSE FAILURE" (e.g. an "F" grade in the course)
        • PASSING RESEARCH PRESENTATION: 
          • BME Students must present at least ONCE during their graduate program (M.Sc. or Ph.D). 
          • M.Sc. students who matriculate or transfer to the Ph.D. must present in each program. 
          • Failure to present per graduate program is cause for course failure

 

* Students who enroll in the BME M.Sc. program from other disciplines may be required to take additional courses that will be defined by the BME Curriculum Committee AND their Academic Advisor.

* Students who wish to enroll in the Ph.D. program from other disciplines without an M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering either from the University of Manitoba Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering program or from similar programs at other universities will be required to take an individually customized Pre-Ph.D. set of courses as usually an Occasional Student(OS) status; upon successful completion of those courses these Pre-Ph.D. Occasional Students may apply to the Ph.D. program. The tentative acceptance by a professor in the BME program is REQUIRED both in the Pre-Ph.D. and Ph.D. programs.

Please see our admissions instructions site at http://umanitoba.ca/biomedical_engineering/prospective_students/index.html

 

RESEARCH COURSES

Depending on your program, an additional 6-12 credit hours of Research Courses are required for graduation from your program. These courses are determined by your research as well as the approval of your Advisor and Advisory Committee.