Biomedical Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • Tuition Fee
    16372 CAD/year
    Tuition fee
    7402 CAD/year
    Tuition fee
    2390 CAD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #42 (WUR) ,
TheBiological and Biomedical Engineering Masters programfocuses on the interdisciplinary application of methods, paradigms, technologies, and devices from engineering and the natural sciences to problems in biology, medicine, and the life sciences.


With its unique multidisciplinary environment, and taking advantage of research collaborations between staff in the Faculties of Medicine, Science, and Engineering, BBME offers thesis-based M.Eng. degree that span broad themes, including: biomodelling, biosignal processing, medical imaging, nanotechnology, artificial cells and organs, probiotics, bioinformatics, orthopaedics, biological materials and mechanobiology, motor proteins and the cytoskeleton, biosensors and biological therapeutics, biological networks, and computational biology. BBMEs internationally-renowned staff provide frequent and stimulating interactions with physicians, scientists, and the biomedical industry. Through courses and thesis research, this program will prepare students for careers in industry, academia, hospitals and government and provide a solid basis for PhD studies. Candidates should hold a Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or medicine with a strong emphasis on mathematics, physics, chemistry, and basic biology (physiology, cell biology, or molecular biology.)


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministre de l'ducation, de l'Enseignement suprieur et de la Recherche, Qubec (Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research, Quebec), McGill University is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. McGill University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis Research 1
  • Thesis Research 2
  • Thesis Submission
  • Seminars in Biol & Biomed Eng
  • Eng'd Nanomtls for Biomed Appl
  • High Throughput Bio Devices
  • Imaging & Bio Instrumentation
  • Biomolecular Devices
  • Biosensors
  • Cell Culture Engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.3
Recommended score: 3.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

The BBME program prides itself on the diversity of its students hailing from all areas of engineering and from the physical, chemical and life sciences and medicine that choose to pursue graduate degrees with us.

Applicants with an undergraduate engineering degree should have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.3 out of 4, and must have taken a university-level life-science course. Applicants who are not coming from an engineering background must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants should have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.3 out of 4, or the equivalent, in their undergraduate program.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16372 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8186 CAD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • National Applies to you

    7402 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3701 CAD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    2390 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1195 CAD per semester and a duration of 18 months.


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