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Biomedical Engineering

Degrees Offered: Ph.D., M.A.Sc.

Members

Professors

S. Bamji, K. Cheung, P. Cripton, C. Eaves, K. Haas, A. Hodgson, P. Hoodless, T. Kieffer, M. Levings, K. McNagny, I. R. Nabi, C. Roskelley, F. Rossi, T. M. Underhill, R. Wang, Z. J. Wang, P. Zandstra.

Associate Professors

F. Lynn, H. Ma, R. Tam.

Assistant Professors

V. Yadav.

Affiliate Members

P. Abolmaesumi, M.Chiao, R. Garbi, D. Grecov, C. Kastrup, J. Madden, S. Ono, T. Oxland, J. M. Piret, R. Rohling, T. Salcudean, P. Servati, K. Takahata, M. Van der Loos, C. Wellington, D. Wilson, L. Wu.

Program Overview

Biomedical Engineering is a multidisciplinary field that involves the application of engineering techniques and technologies to medical and healthcare areas. The Biomedical Engineering Program, administered by the School of Biomedical Engineering, offers advanced study and research leading to the M.A.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Biomedical Engineering. The program is designed to provide graduates with a balance of materials in life science, clinical practice, and bio-engineering. Opportunities for interdisciplinary education and research exist in areas such as biomechanics, biomaterials, biochemical processing, cellular engineering, imaging, medical devices, micro-electro-mechanical implantation systems, physiological modeling, simulation, monitoring and control, as well as medical robotics.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a master's degree in a relevant discipline. Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree with first class standing in a relevant discipline and who demonstrate advanced research ability may also be admitted. Applicants must meet the general admission requirements for doctoral degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. A student will be admitted to the degree program upon the recommendation of a faculty member associated with the School of Biomedical Engineering and the approval of the Director of the School of Biomedical Engineering and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Transfer from the M.A.Sc. to the Ph.D. program is permitted under regulations set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the School of Biomedical Engineering.

Program Requirements

The program is based on the satisfactory completion of a doctoral dissertation and 7-13 credits of approved courses. Additional coursework may be selected in consultation with the student’s supervisory committee and the graduate program.

All students must satisfy coursework requirements equivalent to UBC's M.A.Sc. in BME prior to graduation. Those students with a graduate degree in BME from another institution may fulfill coursework requirements with their previous credits as long as the course content is equivalent to the ones offered by UBC, at the discretion of the graduate advisor.

All doctoral students are required to complete a comprehensive examination successfully. This exam is usually held within 18-24 months of commencement. The major requirement for the Ph.D. is completion of a research dissertation meeting the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Master of Applied Science

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the M.A.Sc. degree program normally possess a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering or a relevant discipline, and must meet the general admission requirements for the master’s degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. A student will be admitted to the degree program upon the recommendation of a faculty member associated with the School of Biomedical Engineering and the approval of the Director of the School of Biomedical Engineering, and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Program Requirements

The Master of Applied Science program requires a minimum of 30 credits, including a thesis of 12 credits. It usually requires two years of study. The program is based on a thesis and selected courses.

Graduation from this program, with an M.A.Sc. or Ph.D. degree, does not form an acceptable basis alone for application to associations of Professional Engineers in Canada. Please refer to Professional Associations.

Contact Information

School of Biomedical Engineering
251-2222 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Tel: 604.822.0367
Email: admissions@bme.ubc.ca
Web: www.bme.ubc.ca

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