Master of Engineering in Biomedical Systems


March 2 Information Session Slides

Gain knowledge and experience in biomedical systems and biomedical devices with the Master of Engineering Biomedical Systems program at UVic. Learn to apply human physiology on scales from cells to organ systems to medical device design.

You must meet the minimum admissions requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. An undergraduate degree in Engineering or Applied Science is preferred. We may consider relevant industrial experience combined with other types of degrees, diplomas or certifications.

If your first language is not English, you must provide proof of language proficiency. Learn more about language requirements, including allowable exemptions and tests.

Review our general admission requirements for more information.

Even if you meet the language requirements, you may be required to take English language courses in addition to your other course work.

The admissions selection process is competitive. Typically, between 14 and 20 students are admitted to the program each year. Not all students who meet the minimum requirements will be admitted.

Please apply for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Your application must include:

  • Online application
  • Two assessment letters from professional or academic contacts
  • Official transcripts
  • English language proficiency (if applicable)
  • Official confirmation of degree(s)
  • Statement of intent (one-page letter explaining your research interest and career goals, and highlighting your strengths and achievements)
  • resumé/CV

Transcripts, confirmations of degrees, and English language proficiency tests must be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions & Records Office from the issuing institution. See Submission of documents.  

Application Deadlines

Entry point to the program is September. We strongly encourage you to apply by February 28 to allow for processing documents and study permits/visas. Applications received after this date may be accepted by the department, but it may not be possible to process them in time for the desired entry point or to obtain a student visa for international applicants.

Program Requirements

Find a list of required and elective courses, project and exam information in the academic calendar. You can also learn about hands-on learning opportunities through optional co-op terms.

Awards, funding, tuition and fees

Graduate students are eligible for UVic fellowships and awards. There are also national and provincial granting agencies that fund graduate student and their research every year. More information on funding and employment opportunities are available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Students are responsible for paying tuition. More information on tuition & fees are available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Questions?

Please contact us if you have questions about the program and the application process.