Biomedical Engineering

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Biomedical Engineering

Note: New students are no longer being accepted into the M.Eng. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Please see instead the M.Eng. and Ph.D. in Biological and Biomedical Engineering.

Location

Location

  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Duff Medical Building
  • 3775 University Street, Room 316
  • Montreal QC H3A 2B4
  • Canada

About Biomedical Engineering

About Biomedical Engineering

The Department offers graduate training programs leading to master's (M.Eng.) and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering.

We provide instruction and opportunities for interdisciplinary research in the application of engineering, mathematics, and the physical sciences to problems in medicine and the life sciences. Courses are offered for graduate students in the life sciences, engineering, and the physical sciences.

Excellent laboratory facilities for basic and applied research are available in the Department and in the laboratories of associated staff located elsewhere on campus. The Department operates a network of high-performance workstations and well-equipped mechanical and electronics workshops.

Basic research in the Department concentrates on the application of quantitative engineering analysis methods to basic biomedical research problems. Currently active areas of research include:

  • neuromuscular and postural control;
  • muscle mechanics;
  • the vestibular system;
  • oculomotor control;
  • the auditory system;
  • joint prosthetics;
  • biomaterials;
  • artificial cells and organs;
  • cell and tissue engineering;
  • drug delivery;
  • microencapsulation;
  • microbiome and probiotics;
  • functional food and neutraceuticals;
  • medical imaging;
  • microfluidics;
  • nanomedicine and nanotechnology;
  • bioinformatics in genomics and proteomics.

Staff members are also active in more applied research related to the development of quantitative analysis tools and instruments for biomedical research. Areas of activity here include: signal analysis, system identification, modelling, simulation and parameter estimation, image processing, pattern recognition, ultrasound, and biorobotics.

Graduate students may also be registered through the departments of Medicine, Science, and Engineering, and must then fulfil the requirements for advanced degrees imposed by their respective departments.

In addition, all students are required, through coursework and independent study, to achieve a degree of interdisciplinary competence appropriate to their area of specialization.

M.Eng. Meetings:

  1. Initial
  2. Progress
  3. Fast-Track transfer to the Ph.D. program

Details of each meeting can be found at www.mcgill.ca/bme/students/policies-forms.

Ph.D. Meetings:

  1. Preliminary
  2. Comprehensive Exam Preparation
  3. Thesis Proposal and Comprehensive Exam
  4. Thesis Progress
  5. Thesis Pre-submission

Details of each meeting can be found at www.mcgill.ca/bme/students/policies-forms.

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Biomedical Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits)

This program is no longer accepting new students.

As the first Biomedical Engineering (BME) department in Canada, BME's internationally renowned staff provide frequent and stimulating interactions with physicians, scientists in many fields, and with the biomedical industry. McGill BME provides opportunities to receive training in a unique multidisciplinary environment, taking advantage of research collaborations between staff in the Faculties of Medicine, Science, and Engineering. BME offers only thesis-based graduate degrees (M.Eng.) spanning broad themes in neuromuscular and postural control, muscle mechanics, the vestibular system, oculomotor control, the auditory system, joint prosthetics, biomaterials, artificial cells and organs, cell and tissue engineering, drug delivery, microencapsulation, microbiome and probiotics, functional food and neutraceuticals, medical imaging, microfluidics, nanomedicine and nanotechnology, and bioinformatics in genomics and proteomics. For details, please refer to the BME website: www.mcgill.ca/bme. The best preparation is with a bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or medicine with a strong emphasis on mathematics, physics, chemistry, and basic physiology, or cell biology. Our BME graduates have secured positions in academia, biomedical and other industries, and government or regulatory sectors, either before or within a few months of graduation.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Biomedical Engineering

This program is no longer accepting new students.

As the first Biomedical Engineering (BME) department in Canada, BME internationally renowned staff provide frequent and stimulating interactions with physicians, scientists in many fields and with the biomedical industry. McGill BME provides opportunities to receive training in a unique multidisciplinary environment, taking advantage of research collaborations between staff in the Faculties of Medicine, Science, and Engineering. BME offers only thesis-based graduate degrees (Ph.D.) spanning broad themes in neuromuscular and postural control, muscle mechanics, the vestibular system, oculomotor control, the auditory system, joint prosthetics, biomaterials, artificial cells and organs, cell and tissue engineering, drug delivery, microencapsulation, microbiome and probiotics, functional food and neutraceuticals, medical imaging, microfluidics, nanomedicine and nanotechnology, and bioinformatics in genomics and proteomics. For details, please refer to the BME website: www.mcgill.ca/bme. The best preparation is with a bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or medicine and a master's degree in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, biotechnology, electrical engineering, physiology, chemical engineering, biomaterial, system engineering, imaging, or other related areas. Our BME graduates have secured positions in academia, biomedical and other industries, and government or regulatory sectors, either before or within a few months of graduation.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Jul. 19, 2016) (disclaimer)

Biomedical Engineering Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Biomedical Engineering Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

See University Regulations and Resources > Graduate > Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures > Admission Requirements (Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission). In addition, please see the Department website: www.mcgill.ca/bme.

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See University Regulations and Resources > Graduate > Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures > Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

Please address enquiries directly to the Department.

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines listed here are set by Biomedical Engineering and may be revised at any time. Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website; please consult the list at www.mcgill.ca/gps/contact/graduate-program.

Canadian International Special/Exchange/Visiting
Fall: April 15 Fall: March 15 Fall: Same as Canadian/International
Winter: Oct. 15 Winter: Sept. 15 Winter: Same as Canadian/International
Summer: N/A Summer: N/A Summer: N/A

Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete applications are considered only as time and space permit.

Note: Applications for Summer term admission will not be considered.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Jul. 18, 2016) (disclaimer)

Biomedical Engineering Faculty

Biomedical Engineering Faculty

Chair
R.E. Kearney
Emeritus Professor
T.M.S. Chang; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M., Ph.D.(McG.), F.R.C.P.(C), F.R.S.(C) (joint appt. with Physiology)
Professors
D.L. Collins; B.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Neurology and Neurosurgery)
H.L. Galiana; B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.)
D. Juncker; Dipl., Ph.D.(Neuch-Switzerland)
R.E. Kearney; B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.)
S. Prakash; B.Sc.(Hon.), M.Sc., M.Tech.(BHU), Ph.D.(McG.)
M. Tabrizian; B.Sc.(Iran), M.Sc., Ph.D.(PMC-France), M.B.A.(HEC) (joint appt. with Dentistry)
Associate Professor
W.R.J. Funnell; B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Otolaryngology)
Assistant Professor
A. Haidar; B.Sc.(Kuwait), M.Sc. A.(École Poly., Montr.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Associate Members
S. Baillet (Neurology and Neurosurgery)
C. Baker (Ophthalmology)
F. Barthelat (Mechanical Engineering)
S. Blain-Moraes (Physical and Occupational Therapy)
M. Chakravarty (Psychiatry)
K. Cullen (Physiology)
A. Ehrlicher (Bioengineering)
A.C. Evans; B.Sc.(Liv.), M.Sc.(Sur.), Ph.D.(Leeds) (Neurology and Neurosurgery)
J. Gotman (Neurology and Neurosurgery)
D. Guitton (Neurology and Neurosurgery)
A. Hendricks (Bioengineering)
R. Hoge (Neurology and Neurosurgery)
A. Kamen (Bioengineering)
A. Katsarkas (Otolaryngology)
J. Kinsella (Bioengineering)
S. Komarova (Dentistry)
A.M. Lauzon (Medicine)
R. Leask (Chemical Engineering)
I. Levesque (Medical Physics and Oncology)
N. Li-Jessen (Communications and Science)
T. Milner (Kinesiology and Physical Education)
G. Mitsis (Bioengineering)
L. Mongeau (Mechanical Engineering)
R. Mongrain (Mechanical Engineering)
C. Moraes (Chemical Engineering)
J. Near (Psychiatry)
D. Nicolau (Bioengineering)
D. Pasini (Mechanical Engineering)
W. Reisner (Physics)
A. Shmuel (Neurology and Neurosurgery)
B. Willie (Pediatric Surgery)
Y.B. Xia (Bioengineering)
Adjunct Professors
P.G. Charette (Sher.)
I. El Naqa (Mich.)
C. Grova (C'dia)
J.-M. Lina (ETS)
M. Mekhail (Shriners)
J.L. Nadeau (Calif. Tech.)
G.B. Pike (Calg.)
A. Reader (King's, Lond.)
T. Veres (NRC)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Jul. 18, 2016) (disclaimer)

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Biomedical Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits)

This program is no longer accepting new students.

For more information, see Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Biomedical Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits).

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Biomedical Engineering

This program is no longer accepting new students.

For more information, see Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering.

Faculty of Medicine—2016-2017 (last updated Jul. 19, 2016) (disclaimer)