Current Students

Program Guide and Registration Information

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Program Completion Requirements

  • 30 credits

The following document may be used by students to track their progress throughout their program of study, and ensure that they meet the requirements of the program prior to graduation. It is helpful to fill in the appropriate document before meeting your Graduate Advisor, and bring it with you to your meeting. This will help the Graduate Advisor to quickly understand your current situation, with regards to courses completed. Please visit our course page for more information about specific courses.

BME Program Requirements Checklist - MASC

BME Program Requirements Checklist - MASC (EiS)

 

Seminar and thesis courses

All research students are required to register in their relevant Thesis course all year round (both winter and summer terms). Seminar courses are mandatory in each winter term (no seminars are held over summer). Students normally register in full session section of the course (Term 1-2). The Term 1 only or Term 2 only section may be used by new students arriving at other than usual registration periods, or by students nearing completion of their studies.

Seminar Credits Thesis Credits
BMEG 598 1 BMEG 599 12

 

If you have any issues registering for your thesis, please contact the BME Administrative Office (admin@bme.ubc.ca).

Program Completion Requirements

  • 6-12 credits*

The following document may be used by students to track their to track their progress throughout their program of study, and ensure that they meet the requirements of the program prior to graduation. It is helpful to fill in the appropriate document before meeting your Graduate Advisor, and bring it with you to your meeting. This will help the Graduate Advisor to quickly understand your current situation, with regards to courses completed. Please visit our course page for more information about specific courses.

BME Program Requirements Checklist - PhD

BME Program Requirements Checklist - PhD (EiS)

 

*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.

Seminar and thesis courses

All research students are required to register in their relevant Thesis course all year round (both winter and summer terms). Seminar courses are mandatory in each winter term (no seminars are held over summer). Students normally register in full session section of the course (Term 1-2). The Term 1 only or Term 2 only section may be used by new students arriving at other than usual registration periods, or by students nearing completion of their studies.

Seminar Credits Thesis Credits
BMEG 598 1 BMEG 699 0

 

If you have any issues registering for your thesis, please contact the BME Administrative Office (admin@bme.ubc.ca).

Program Completion Requirements

  • 30 credits

The following document may be used by students to track their to track their progress throughout their program of study, and ensure that they meet the requirements of the program prior to graduation. It is helpful to fill in the appropriate document before meeting your Graduate Advisor, and bring it with you to your meeting. This will help the Graduate Advisor to quickly understand your current situation, with regards to courses completed. Please visit our course page for more information about specific courses.

BME Program Requirements Checklist - MEng

Seminar and project courses

All research students are required to register in their BME project course, normally in the summer term (ie. if you start in 2016W, you should register in BMEG 597 in 2017S). Seminar courses are mandatory in each winter term (no seminars are held over summer). Students normally register in full session section of the course (Term 1-2). The Term 1 only or Term 2 only section may be used by new students arriving at other than usual registration periods, or by students nearing completion of their studies.

Seminar Credits Project Credits
BMEG 598 1 BMEG 597 6

 

If you have any issues registering for your thesis, please contact the BME Administrative Office (admin@bme.ubc.ca).

Welcome Guide for New Students

Welcome to UBC Biomedical Engineering! This guide goes over everything you should do to prepare your arrival at UBC. If you have any questions, please contact the BME main office.

Create your Campus-Wide Login (CWL). After logging on to the Student Services Centre, you can:

  • Register for courses
  • Review your financial information (payments are due May, September, and January)
  • Review your awards and fill in the acceptance form
  • Update your personal information

A list of courses that can be counted toward your BME degree can be found on our course page. Courses included in the course page may or may not be offered every year. A list of all courses offered at UBC can be found under Registration in SSC.

Registration / Change of Registration Form: submit to the Student Services Staff for courses that the SSC prevents you from registering in.

Deadlines: Course change & withdrawal dates

Mandatory courses: All M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. students are required to register for a thesis course all year around (both in Winter and Summer terms) until the program completion. (see Program Guide and Registration above)

Once you are registered, you can obtain a UBC card and U-pass from the UBC Bookstore – bring a photo ID and your student number.

Soon after you arrive in Canada, you are required to apply for the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) by submitting the application and a copy of your visa. The MSP waiting period is 2 months, during which you will be covered by iMED (mandatory basic health insurance program).

What is iMED, the BC Medical Services Plan(MSP), and the AMS/GSS Health & Dental Plan?

Applying for MSP

What is a Social Insurance Number (SIN)?

A SIN is required if you expect to work on campus (e.g. as a Teaching or Research Assistant) or receive a major scholarship paid through the UBC Payroll system.

How to Apply

Fill in the Employment Contract Form (provided by your employer) and submit it along with the SIN application and supporting documents to a Service Canada Centre.

Remember that a SIN and Study Permit have expiry dates and must be renewed at least 3 months in advance. The ultimate responsibility for maintaining up-to-date documents lies with the student. Remember also that it is your responsibility to ensure that your passport remains current.

The majority of research graduate students (MASc and PhD) are offered an RA by their supervisors. It may be held in conjunction with a Teaching Assistantship or a scholarship. Research Assistantships are processed by your home department. Please follow up with them regarding specific procedures.

More information on BME specific awards can be found here.

Some on-campus housing is available but most students live off campus. See the UBC Housing Office for information about both types of housing.

For further information specific to international students visit the UBC International website.