M.Eng. On Campus

Biological and Biomedical Engineering

24 months
900 CAD/credit 20250 CAD/year
291 CAD/credit 6547 CAD/year
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The Biological and Biomedical Engineering graduate program offered by McGill University is an interfaculty program involving the Department of Bioengineering in the Faculty of Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Medicine.


About this Program

The Biological and Biomedical Engineering interfaculty program offered by McGill University builds on the excellence and high standard of its predecessor graduate program in Biomedical Engineering. This broader interfaculty restructuring supports the growing trend in research universities toward formalized interdisciplinary studies and multifaculty collaboration.

BBME students come from a wide range of backgrounds including engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, and dentistry, among others. The multicultural diversity of our student body is a strength of the program, as networking and collaborative opportunities are vast. Students in BBME have supervisors associated with the program whose home departments will be spread primarily across the Faculties of Engineering and Medicine.

As researchers in this field unravel the molecular and physiological mechanisms of biology, develop increasingly advanced technologies to transform healthcare, or attempt to reverse-engineer naturally occurring biological solutions, devices, and procedures, alumni of the BBME program are poised to play a critical role in shaping our global future.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • signal analysis, including brain (EEG), muscles (EMG), eyes (EOG), respiration, and mass spectrometry;
  • systems analysis, including neuromuscular control, and oculomotor and vestibular control;
  • experimental and computational biomechanics, including orthopedic and auditory mechanics;
  • biomaterials, including artificial cells;
  • medical imaging and image processing;
  • micro and nanotechnology and biosensors;
  • nanoparticles and cell imaging

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20250 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 900 CAD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    6547 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 291 CAD per credit during 24 months.


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