M.A.Sc. On Campus

Biomedical Engineering

24 months
11396 CAD/year
4204 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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A research program in Biomedical Engineering created by the Faculties of Engineering and Health Sciences at McMaster University to provide a unique collaborative environment that leverages McMaster’s existing expertise in medical sciences and engineering, and links current and emerging areas of molecular, medical and bioengineering research.


Students in the Biomedical Engineering program from McMaster University must take a minimum of three half-year graduate courses, with one being a 700-level core course in biomedical engineering (12 weeks of instruction broken into four equal modules – biomaterials and tissue engineering, biomedical imaging, biophotonics, and medical robotics). 

Key Features 

  • At least two of the courses must be at the 700 level. For students from health/life sciences backgrounds, one of the two courses beyond the core course must be from Engineering offerings. 
  • For students from engineering backgrounds, one of the two courses beyond the core course must be from the Health Sciences offerings.

Programme Structure

  • Students must attend all seminars in the Biomedical Engineering Program seminar series. They must present one seminar on the research they have carried out while enrolled in the program.
  • Students will be encouraged to present their research at appropriate conferences in Canada and internationally. Faculty support of students for this purpose will also be encouraged.
  • Interaction with industry will be an important aspect of the School of Biomedical Engineering. Students will benefit considerably from these interactions. Some students will work on projects in collaboration with industrial partners with whom the School of Biomedical Engineering has research agreements.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official Academic Transcripts and Degree Certificates
  • Statement of Interest
  • Resume/CV
  • ELP (TOEFL/IELTS) Scores (if applicable)
  • Proof of Permanent Resident Status (if applicable)
  • *References (read carefully)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11396 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5698 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4204 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2102 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Hamilton

1163 - 1630 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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