Student Handbook

This document was prepared to act as a guide to new graduate students in School of Biomedical Engineering. It contains information about the PhD, MASc, and MEng graduate programs offered by the School as well as facilities, services, and activities available within the University. It also includes an introductory section which tells new students what they need to know in order to successfully negotiate their first few days at UBC.

Note that the student handbook is updated once per year. Students should defer to policies on the BME Website (, the Graduate Studies website ( or the UBC Calendar.

*SBME Student Services is currently updating the 2022-2023 version of the Graduate Student Handbook. In the meantime, please use the 2021-2022 version as reference