Courses for BMEG program:
Requirements for BME Graduate Programs –; MEng, MASc or PhD
Note* start at the top and work your way down the requirements columns to complete your course choices. Numbers in brackets refer to number of credits, and a ‘+’ sign indicates ‘or more’; i.e., ‘3+’ means ‘3 or more credits’.
BASc or equivalent*
|MASc or equivalent*|
Life Sciences (3+)
|BMEG 550 (3) Biomedical Engineering Technology
BMEG 597***** (6) Master of Engineering Project
|BMEG 599 (12) M.A. Sc. Thesis||BMEG 699 (0) Doctoral Dissertation|
|Core Courses||6+ credits of the following:||Have satisfied the equivalent of the BME MASc program|
|Courses required for and restricted to students in the Engineers in Scrubs program (MASc & PhD only)
Other BME-focused courses may be introduced from time to time in various departments in the Faculty of Applied Science; such courses will normally be accepted as BME core courses; if you are in doubt about a particular course you are interested in, please consult BME Graduate Advisor.
|Technical Electives||3+ from the following:||0+ from the following:||As required by supervisory committee|
Various courses offered in allied departments such as Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Human Kinetics, etc. Examples include:
Other courses may be acceptable as technical electives; please consult the Graduate Advisor.
|Free Electives||As desired to customize a student’s program; these choices should be approved by the student’s supervisor and/or the BME grad advisor. Common free electives include:Business/Entrepreurship-Related Courses:
Note: MEng and MASc students may count a maximum of 3 credits of business or entrepreneurship-related courses towards their program total. (e.g. APSC 512, 540 or 541 as shown above)
Statistics, Healthcare Policy and Economics, Ethics, etc
MEng, MASc and PhD students may also apply for Engineering Management Program, a sub-specialization offered by Faculty of Applied Science at UBC.
|Other Limitations or Requirements||A maximum of 6 credits at an undergraduate level (courses numbered 300-499) may be counted toward the requirements of a master’s degree|
* Applicants to the BME program should normally hold an engineering degree or a closely-related degree with significant technical, analytical and mathematical components (e.g., physics, biophysics, chemistry, computer science, etc.). Students with degrees in other fields (e.g., life sciences, kinesiology, physical therapy, etc) may be considered for the program if they have adequate technical preparation. Students in such situations should consult with the graduate advisor prior to applying.
** There is no explicit course requirement for the PhD, but students will normally be asked by their supervisory committee to take 2-4 courses to establish suitable breadth in their area of specialization and to make up any deficiencies in their background. PhD students are required to demonstrate substantial equivalence to the BME MASc program in their previous work.
*** BMEG 598 incorporates both the monthly Grand Rounds public seminars and the annual Biomedical Engineering Workshop (conference). Students are required to attend all BME Grand Round Seminars and Workshops during the duration of their program. Pass or Fail standing is awarded based on the attendance and final standing or credits for the course will not be given until the program completion.
**** Prior to 2013, students had the option of receiving credit for both BMEG 410 and BMEG 550 by enrolling in the two-term, 6-credit course, BMEG 530, which incorporated both 410 and 550 and added an additional graduate-level project during the anatomy term. BMEG 530 is scheduled to be discontinued in 2013; students will now register directly in BMEG 510 (Anatomy and Physiology with Applications to Biomedical Devices) and BMEG 550.
***** BMEG 597 (previously called BMEG 554): Please register for this course in summer term. For eg: if you start in 2012W, you should register for 2013S. All MEng continuing students who entered the program before 2012W should still register in BMEG 554 course until their final mark is entered.