The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biomedical Engineering program offers students an opportunity to work at the highest level of research. Students are expected to complete their candidacy examination within 18 months and complete doctoral dissertation research within three to four years. Graduates find employment at academic institutions and in high level research and development positions in industry and other institutions.

Please visit our courses page for more information about courses.

MD/PhD Program

For students interested in both clinical medicine and basic sciences, UBC’s Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Graduate Studies jointly offer a unique 7 year MD/PhD program. The PhD component of the combined MD/PhD degree is coordinated with various hosting departments and research programs within the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Medicine; the Biomedical Engineering Program participates in this program. Students admitted to this program receive a full fellowship for the period of their studies.

Please note that MD/PhD program applicants should apply directly to the Faculty of Medicine and not to Biomedical Engineering. For more information about admission requirements and the application procedure, please visit the MD/PhD program. If you wish to be considered for a PhD in Biomedical Engineering alone in case you are not admitted to the MD/PhD program, you will need to submit a separate application to the BME program.

Rotation Program

Information about our rotation program can be found here.