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    • Price Faculty of Engineering
    • Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Faculty of Science
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    • Master of Science

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    Expected Duration

    • 2 years

Program details

Expected duration: 2 years

Tuition and fees: One year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)

The Master of Science degree is intended for individuals desiring an advanced degree with an emphasis on engineering research. MSc students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework, complete a thesis, make an oral presentation on the completed thesis to the examining committee and pass an oral examination. In addition, all biomedical engineering students are required to attend seminars, in which students present their research to, and learn from, their colleagues in the program.

Sample course offerings

  • BME 7012: Foundation of Physiology
  • BME 7022: Biomedical Instrumentation
  • BME 7024: Basics of Electromagnetic
  • BME 7026: Basics of Biological Signal Analysis
  • BME 7028: Basics of Biomechanics
  • BME 7040: Biomedical Ethics

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Admission requirements

Qualification for admission to the MSc in Biomedical Engineering program is contingent on first receiving tentative acceptance from an academic advisor who will accept you into their research group.

To qualify for admission to the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering program, you must hold a four-year Bachelor of Science in engineering, natural sciences, or medicine/health sciences from a recognized university.

In addition, the following pre-requisite courses are required prior to an offer of admission:

  • MATH 1210 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 1510: Calculus 01
  • PHYS 1050: Physics 01

Individual research groups and programs may require additional degrees, credentials, pre-requisites and/or more specific degree requirements.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

How to apply

Before submitting an application for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, you must first find a faculty advisor who will accept you into their research group. Be sure to follow the complete instructions for gaining tentative acceptance from an advisor provided on the biomedical engineering page. 

The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering accepts applications for Fall, Winter and Summer admission. Applications are submitted online and must include the following before they will be reviewed by the admissions committee:

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Uploaded copies of transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation (must be requested from within the application)
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if required

Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.

Application deadlines

Canadian and US applicants

Term Application deadlines Apply
Fall 2021 May 1, 2021 Apply for Fall 2021 (Canada/US)
Winter 2022 September 1, 2021 Apply for Winter 2022 (Canada/US)
Summer 2022 January 4, 2022 Apply for Summer 2022 (Canada/US)
Fall 2022 May 1, 2022 Apply for Fall 2022 (Canada/US)

International applicants

Term Application deadlines Apply
Winter 2022 June 1, 2021 Apply for Winter 2022 (International)
Summer 2022 October 1, 2021 Apply for Summer 2022 (International)
Fall 2022 February 1, 2022 Apply for Fall 2022 (International)

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Phone: 204-474-9377
Fax: 204-474-7553

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Price Faculty of Engineering
Room E2-290 Engineering & Information Technology Complex
15 Gillson St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6
Phone: 204-474-9809
Fax: 204-275-3773