Biomedical Engineering

Carleton University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
15058 CAD/year
6590 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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This Biomedical Engineering program from Carleton University is offered through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering (OCIBME), a multi-disciplinary joint institute with the University of Ottawa. 


The main objective of the Biomedical Engineering program from Carleton University is to enhance students’ abilities to solve problems in medicine and biology through the application of engineering principles using a combination of graduate coursework, directed and individual study, thesis research work and various forms of oral and written presentations. Learn more about Ottawa-Carleton Joint Institutes.

Career options

Career paths include opportunities in education; the public sector (e.g. health care policy), hospitals and regulatory agencies; or in the private sector working with medical device manufacturers, sports/fitness equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, or in rehabilitation/ orthopaedic engineering. There are also opportunities in the non-profit sector. 

At the PhD level, careers may be more research-focused, e.g. biomedical data analysis, novel medical devices research and design, and simulation and modeling of diseases and biological systems. Several students interact with clinicians, healthcare organizations, or industrial partners as part of their research project.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biological Signals
  • Advanced Topics in Medical Instrumentation
  • Medical Image Processing
  • Introduction to Medical Imaging Principles and Technology
  • Applications in Biomedical Image Processing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, computer science, or a related discipline, with an average of at least B+.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15058 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15058 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6590 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6590 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National: $6,590 – $8,388
  • International: $15,058 – $21,448


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Biomedical Engineering
Carleton University


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