Biomedical Engineering (MASc)

University of Ottawa
2 years
Master's degree
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Biomedical Engineering (MASc)

Established in 2006, the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biomedical Engineering (OCIBME) combines the teaching and research strengths of many academic units across the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. The Institute offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Applied Science (MASc) degree in Biomedical Engineering. The Master of Applied Science program in Biomedical Engineering is a joint multidisciplinary program that combines research input of seven primary participating academic units at: University of Ottawa: Department of Mechanical Engineering (MCG), School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE), and Department of Chemical Engineering (CHG); and at Carleton University: Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Computer Science, and Department of Physics.The Institute benefits from the expertise of a number of prominent medical researchers and well established University of Ottawa medical research units including: the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and the University of Ottawa Eye Institute. In addition to the participating academic units listed above, a number of others are involved in the program through the research activities of some of their faculty members, or through graduate courses that may be taken as electives by students in the program. Research facilities are shared between the two campuses. Students have access to the professors, courses and facilities at both universities; however, they must register at the “home university” of the thesis supervisor. Members of the Institute are engaged in four main research fields: medical instrumentation; biomedical image processing; biomechanics and biomaterials; medical informatics and telemedicine. The goal of the program is to apply engineering and science principles such as heat transfer, electromagnetic waves, electronics, fluid mechanics, mass transport, solid mechanics, engineering materials, signal processing and image analysis to solve basic problems in biotechnology and medicine. A joint program committee, which includes one faculty member from each of the primary participating academic units and which is jointly chaired by a director and an associate director, administers the program. The program is offered in English. The two common compulsory courses are offered in French subject to sufficient enrolment.

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K1N 6N5 Ottawa, Ontario


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