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Biomedical Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD)

Biomedical Engineering graduate student dissecting 3D model

Program Overview

Format: Full-time (MASc, MEng, PhD), Part-time (MEng)

Degree Earned: Master of Applied Science, Master of Engineering or PhD

This collaborative graduate program prepares students for careers in biomedical engineering and provides them with the opportunity to advance their own research, tap into Ryerson’s leading faculty-based research and work on industry-related projects.

Throughout the program, students are supported by a network of experienced faculty supervisors and have opportunities for training at research hospitals such as St. Michael’s Hospital and the University Health Network. This program supports student development in biomedical engineering R&D — which is ranked as the number-one job in the health-care industry — to meet the demand for better medical devices, more sophisticated medical equipment and improved biomedical procedures.

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Professor and Biomedical Engineering graduate students in engineering lab

At a Glance

MASc

  • Completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering, or related discipline in the biomedical sciences, from a recognized institution
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+) in the last two years of study
  • Resumé/CV
  • Statement of interest
  • Two letters of recommendation

MEng

  • Completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering, or related discipline in the biomedical sciences, from a recognized institution
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA)or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study
  • Resumé/CV
  • Statement of interest
  • Two letters of recommendation

PhD

  • Completion of a master’s degree in engineering, or related discipline in the biomedical sciences, from a recognized institution
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+)
  • Resumé/CV
  • Statement of interest
  • Two letters of recommendation

Applicants may be required to provide certification of English language proficiency. For more information, review the Yeates School of Graduate Studies admission requirements.

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical signals and systems

Core Courses

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Foundations in Biomedical Engineering

Elective Courses

  • Advanced Imaging
  • Advances in Biomaterials
  • Advances in Tissue Engineering
  • Biomedical Ultrasound
  • Computations in Genetic Engineering
  • Design of BioMEMS
  • Modelling of Biomedical Systems
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Biomedical Zone that encourages collaboration and experiential learning
  • Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology (iBEST) – a partnership between Ryerson and St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Specialized labs for biomechanics, biomaterials, biomedical signal analyses, microfluidics, tissue engineering and more

Admissions Contact

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150
Fax: 416-979-5153
E-mail: grdadmit@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/future-students

Program Contacts

Dr. Stephen Waldman
Graduate Program Director
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 4200
E-Mail: swaldman@ryerson.ca

Jessica Miniaci
Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 7790
Fax: 416-979-5153
E-Mail: bmegrad@ryerson.ca

"I have benefitted from the quality of learning, world class resources and the diverse academic background of fellow students. In addition, the program is equipping me with the necessary tools to plan my career, while improving my future professional prospects."

Rupa Haldavenkar, PhD student
student working at a desk

How to Apply

Once you’ve made an informed choice about which program(s) you are going to apply to, preparing your application requires careful research and planning.

Funding

At Ryerson, we understand that pursuing graduate studies is a significant financial investment. Funding comes from a combination of employment contracts (as a teaching assistant), scholarships, awards and stipends. There are a number of additional funding sources – internal and external – available to graduate students that can increase these funding levels.

Finding a Supervisor

Students should apply to the program first. Applications that meet the minimum requirements of the program will be forwarded to faculty members in the program for review. Successful applicants will be invited to visit the program and meet with faculty members that are interested in supervising them as a graduate student in their research group. A matching system is used to find the best students/supervisor match (using input from both applicants and faculty members). After a suitable match is determined, an official offer of admission will be sent with the supervisor named in the offer.