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Biomedical Engineering
Head: Dr. Zahra Moussavi
Campus Address/General Office: SP-422 EITC
Telephone: Please use email
Email Address:  info_biomedical@umanitoba.ca
Website:  http://umanitoba.ca/biomedical_engineering/
Academic Staff: Please refer to website for Faculty information.
Biomedical Engineering Program Information

Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Manitoba is a graduate program toward M.Sc., Ph.D. and/or MD-PhD degrees. It is an interdisciplinary program between the three faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Science, and the associated hospitals and medical industries.

Supplemental Regulations

Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplemental regulations for these specific regulations on the Graduate Studies website at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admin/supplemental_regulations.html.

M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar. A student must hold a four year B.Sc. degree in any of the following faculties from a recognized University: Engineering, Natural Sciences, or Medicine/Health Sciences.

In addition, the following PRE-REQUISITE courses are required prior to an offer of admissions:

Application Deadlines

Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation (if applicable) by the date indicated in the following table:

Term

Start Date

Canadian/US

International

 FALL

September

May 1

February 15

 WINTER

January

September 1

June 1

 SUMMER

May/July

January 4

October 1

Program Requirements

A minimum of 12 credit hours plus a thesis are required in the BME program. The minimum must include 6 credit hours from the following 6 core courses: BME 7012; ANAT 7014; BME 7022; BME 7024; BME 7026; BME 7028; plus the 0 credit hour Ethics course (BME 7040) and the 0 credit hour BME Seminar course (BME 7000). Students from Engineering backgrounds normally have to take anatomy and physiology. Students from Science backgrounds should not enroll in anatomy and physiology.

In addition, 6 credit hours of the minimum requirement must be taken at the 7000 level relevant to the student’s thesis from any departments of the faculties of Engineering, Science and Health Sciences or Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology based on the suggestions of the student’s Advisory Committee.

The student’s program of study must be recommended by the student’s advisory committee and approved by the Chair of the Curriculum Committee or delegate. Students who lack the necessary background knowledge may be required, by their Advisory Committee, to take additional courses up to the maximum allowed by FGS regulations.

All students must successfully complete:

  • GRAD 7300 Research Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours), prior to applying to any ethics boards which are appropriate to the student’s research or within the student’s first year, whichever comes first; and
  • GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours), within the first term of registration;

unless these courses have been completed previously, as per Academic Guide sections 2.5 and 2.6.

 

Second Language Reading Requirement: None

Expected Time to Graduate: 2 years. See 4.4.7 Time in Program.

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar. Students admitted to this program will normally have a M.Sc. degree from a Faculty of Engineering, Health Sciences, or Science or with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree from a recognised university.

In addition, the following PRE-REQUISITE courses are required prior to an offer of admissions:

Application Deadlines

Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation (if applicable) by the date indicated in the following table:

Term

Start Date

Canadian/US

International

 FALL

September

May 1

February 15

 WINTER

January

September 1

June 1

 SUMMER

May/July

January 4

October 1

 

Program Requirements

A minimum of 12 credit hours plus a thesis are required in the BME program. The minimum must include 6 credit hours from the following core courses: BME 7012; ANAT 7014; BME 7022; BME 7024; BME 7026; BME 7028; plus the 0 credit hour Ethics course (BME 7040) and the 0 credit hour BME Seminar course (BME 7000).

Students from Engineering backgrounds normally have to take anatomy and physiology. Students from Science backgrounds should not enroll in anatomy and physiology.

The remaining 6 credit hours of the minimum course requirement must be taken at the 7000-level relevant to the student’s thesis from any departments of the faculties of Engineering, Science and Health Sciences or Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology based on the suggestions of the student’s Advisory Committee. The student’s program of study must be recommended by the student’s advisory committee and approved by the Chair of the Curriculum Committee or delegate. Students who lack the necessary background knowledge may be required, by their Advisory Committee, to take additional courses up to the maximum allowed by FGS regulations.

All students must successfully complete:

  • GRAD 7300 Research Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours), prior to applying to any ethics boards which are appropriate to the student’s research or within the student’s first year, whichever comes first; and
  • GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours), within the first term of registration;

unless these courses have been completed previously, as per Academic Guide sections 2.5 and 2.6.

 

Second Language Reading Requirement: None

Expected Time to Graduate: 4 years. See 5.5 Time Limits.