The graduate program in BBME is an interfaculty program involving the Department of Bioengineering in the Faculty of Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Medicine. The new joint program builds on the excellence and high standard of quality of its predecessor graduate program in Biomedical Engineering through a restructuring of the program into a broader, interdisciplinary and structurally interfaculty program, accommodating more extensive areas of research and training. The interfaculty program supports the growing trend in research universities towards formalized interdisciplinary studies and multi-faculty collaboration.

Students in BBME have supervisors associated with the program whose home departments will be spread primarily across the Faculties of Engineering and Medicine.

As scientists unravel the molecular and physiological mechanisms of biology, attempt to reverse-engineer naturally occurring biological solutions, devices, and procedures, or develop increasingly advanced technologies to transform patient care, graduates from the BBME program are poised to play a critical role in shaping our global future.


Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill is the first of its kind in Canada and boasts a history of major accomplishments in the areas of artificial cells, brain imaging, nanomedicine and modelling, and identification of physiological systems. With an increased focus on translational biomedical research, the department is amongst the top biomedical engineering departments in North America.

Department of Bioengineering

The Department of Bioengineering is the newest department to join McGill University’s renowned Faculty of Engineering. The department seeks to explore and expand the frontiers of modern bioengineering. Faculty members are carrying out world-class experimental and computational research in biological materials and mechanics; biomolecular and cellular engineering; and biomedical, diagnostics, and high throughput screening engineering.

While we finalize our web site you are invited to browse the prospective students section, as well as visit the web sites of the Departments of Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering to discover the type of research being conducted in both departments.