The Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program MEng degree offers a focus on research that prepares graduates for work in industry, academia or government. There is a heavier course load compared to an MSc degree. Areas of application range from prevention and healthy aging to improved diagnostics, as well as technologies for better therapeutics. The degree is part of an interdisciplinary program aimed at students with backgrounds in areas such as engineering, kinesiology, physical sciences, medicine, or life sciences. Students gain hands-on experience at various active university and hospital-based research centres. Areas of study include biomechanics, medical imaging, cell and tissue engineering, as well as biomedical instrumentation.
Outcomes and next steps
Positions in industries such as medical devices, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, as well as government.
A master’s degree in biomedical engineering is usually considered a final degree and is not admissible for entry into a PhD program.
Degree at a glance
Thesis-based; completion of research project
All graduate students must pay general fees each year, as well as program fees.
Estimate for full-time students
Canadian and permanent resident
12 months of study
First 12 months of study
For first year of studies
General fees and program fees
General fees are annual and per-term fees. Annual fees are paid once per year, while per-term are paid each term (3 terms per year).
Program fees cover standard academic costs. Textbooks and other course material costs are not included.
What are annual continuing fees?
Domestic Continuing Fees: $1,627 CAD
International Continuing Fees: $3,693 CAD
Continuing fees apply after first full year of studies.
Contact the program for information on funding. Full-time students registered in a graduate degree program at the University of Calgary are eligible for awards and financial assistance. Scholarship information, application forms and instructions are found on the graduate award website and through the searchable database at grad.ucalgary.ca/awards.
Fees listed here are estimates only, and have been rounded to the nearest dollar. These amounts should not be considered accurate. All amounts are in Canadian Dollars.
Fees are subject to change.
For more details and the most accurate information go to the Academic Calendar
For more general information, see our Fees and Funding Guide
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