Master of Engineering in Biomedical Systems

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 complete assessment reports from professional or academic contacts. We recommend that your referees attach a letter of reference to their assessment report. Reference letters must be on official letterhead and signed by the referee.
  • Official transcripts
  • English language proficiency (if applicable)
  • Official confirmation of degree(s)
  • Statement of intent (one-page letter explaining your 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

Application deadlines
Canadian International
January 2024 intake November 15, 2023 May 31, 2023
May 2024 intake March 31, 2024 October 31, 2023
September 2024 intake July 31, 2024 January 31, 2024
January 2025 intake November 15, 2024 May 31, 2024

International students are encouraged to consider processing times for visa and other documents required to enter and study in Canada.

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

The MEng in Biomedical Systems program is self-funded, and students must secure their own funding before beginning their studies. Students are eligible for awards or bursaries. 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.


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