Master of Applied Science

The Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Biomedical Engineering is a 2-year research-based program. The program trains students in the fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering and provides an extended research experience. Graduates are qualified for a variety of career routes, including continuing on to PhD programs as well as pursuing research and development positions in industry, hospitals and other institutions.

Program Course Requirements

The MASc program requires a 12-credit research thesis and 18 course credits chosen in consultation with each student’s supervisor. All graduates of the MASc in Biomedical Engineering should be proficient in life and clinical sciences relevant to their research expertise in engineering science. Details of the course requirements can be found on our courses page.

The coursework requirements (18 credits) are taken preferably in the first two semesters of study (~ three courses each semester). The thesis proposal will be prepared in consultation with the student’s supervisor during the second term of the first year and completed by the end of the second year.

Note: Students who are admitted to the MASc program may, subject to the regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and a supervisor’s recommendation, be granted permission to transfer to the PhD program provided an overall average of “A-” has been obtained in the MASc coursework and research ability has been evident. All doctoral students must satisfy coursework requirements equivalent to UBC’s MASc in the Biomedical Engineering Program prior to graduation. Those students with a graduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from another institution may fulfill coursework requirements with their previous credits as long as the course content is equivalent to the ones offered by UBC. For more information on Masters – Doctoral Program Transfers, please consult the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.