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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 undergraduate degree in engineering, or a related field in the biomedical sciences (e.g. biology, biochemistry, physiology, immunology, genetics, etc.) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+) in the last two years of study
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency requirement

MEng

  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate degree in engineering, or a related field in the biomedical sciences (e.g. biology, biochemistry, physiology, immunology, genetics, etc.) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency requirement

PhD

  • Completion of a master’s degree in biomedical engineering, or a related field in either engineering or biomedical sciences (e.g. biology, biochemistry, physiology, immunology, genetics, etc.), from an accredited institution
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+)
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency requirement

More information on admission requirements. Due to the competitive nature of our programs, it is not possible to offer admission to everyone who applies that meets the minimum entrance requirements for the program. 

Program specific requirements

Students are encouraged to submit applications prior to the first consideration date to increase their chances of securing financial support for their graduate studies. Applications received after the first consideration date will be accepted and reviewed based on spaces remaining in the program.

See application dates.

For detailed graduate tuition and fees information please visit Fees by Program.

For information on scholarships, awards and financing your graduate studies visit Financing Your Studies.

  • 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 Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD) graduate program calendar

  • 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

Graduate Admissions

Admissions information and how to apply

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150
Email: grdadmit@ryerson.ca

For information specific to programs please see the program contact information below.

Program Contacts

Dr. Stephen Waldman
Graduate Program Director
BASc, MScE, PhD, PEng
Research areas: Cartilage tissue engineering, mechanotransduction, bioreactors
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 4200
Email: swaldman@ryerson.ca

Christine Mazurkiewicz
Graduate Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 553330
Email: 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
Graduate Academic Calendar

Find curriculum, course descriptions and important dates for Biomedical Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD).

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.

Research

As an urban innovation university, Ryerson offers 60+ cutting-edge, career-oriented graduate programs, as well as 125+ research centres, institutes and labs, in a wide range of disciplines. Our close connections with industry, government and community partners provide opportunities to apply your knowledge to real-world challenges and make a difference.