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Wearable Technology WTEC
Contact Information Faculty of Kinesiology
Location: KNB 269
Program number: 403.220.7019
Email address: cajmacau@ucalgary.ca
Web page URL: https://kinesiology.ucalgary.ca/future-students/graduates/our-programs/wearable
1. Degrees and Specializations Offered

The University offers an interdisciplinary specialization in Wearable Technology at the master’s and doctoral levels for students registered in the following faculties and graduate programs:

1. Faculty of Kinesiology
2. Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program
3. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The student will receive the degree offered by the home program:

  • Master of Science in Kinesiology (thesis-based)
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (thesis-based)
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (thesis-based)
  • PhD in Kinesiology
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering
  • PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering
2. Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the home program.

3. Application Deadline

The deadlines for applying for admission into the Wearable Technology Specialization are those of the home graduate program. See Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering, or Electrical and Computer Engineering program descriptions.

4. Advanced Credit

The applicant should make requests for advanced credit at the time of application, as part of the admissions process. See Advanced Credit for further information.

5. Program Requirements

MSc (thesis-based)

In addition to meeting the requirements of Faculty of Graduate Studies and the home program, MSc students in the Wearable Technology specialization must meet the following course requirements:

1. Kinesiology 608 or Computer Science 601.36
2. Entrepreneurship and Innovation 781*
3. Completion of a practicum placement Kinesiology 612

*At the discretion of the specialization Director, and with the support of the student's supervisor, and supervisory committee, an alternative entrepreneurship-related course may be taken in place of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 781.

Specialization course requirements may count as elective courses in the student's home program (if applicable) with approval from the Graduate Program Director, supervisor, and supervisory committee.

Doctor of Philosophy

In addition to meeting the requirements of Faculty of Graduate Studies and the home program, PhD trainees in the Wearable Technology specialization must meet the following course requirements:

1. Kinesiology 608 or Computer Science 601.36
2. Entrepreneurship and Innovation 781*
3. Completion of a practicum placement Kinesiology 612
4. One (3 unit) elective in Biomechanics, OR Data Science, OR Data Visualization** at the 600 or 700 level.

*At the discretion of the specialization Director, and with the support of the student's supervisor, and supervisory committee, an alternative entrepreneurship-related course may be taken in place of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 781.

**Must be approved by the specialization Director, the student's Supervisor and Supervisory Committee.

Specialization course requirements may count as elective courses in the student's home program (if applicable) with approval from the Graduate Program Director, Supervisor, and Supervisory Committee.

6. Additional Requirements

Students must attend the annual Wearable Technology Workshop held each Fall semester and participate in the Wearable Technology Lecture series.

7. Time Limit

Expected completion time is two years for full-time students in a thesis-based master's program and four years in a doctoral program.

8. Supervisory Assignments

See requirements of home program.

9. Required Examinations See requirements of home program (Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering) and the Faculty of Graduate Studies (Academic Regulations).
10. Financial Assistance

See home program.