Biomedical Engineering


The graduate programs listed below participate in the Collaborative Program in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. This program offers the opportunity for research in biomedical engineering leading to master’s and doctoral degrees. The collaborative program is housed in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME).

Biomedical engineering is a multidisciplinary field that integrates engineering with biology and medicine. It uses methods, principles, and tools of engineering, physical sciences, and mathematics to solve problems in the medical and life sciences. Biomedical engineering consists of the application of the concepts and methods of engineering and physics to the study of living systems, to the enhancement and replacement of those systems, to the design and construction of systems to measure basic physiological parameters, to the development of instruments, materials, and techniques for biological and medical practice, and to the development of artificial organs. By its nature the field is interdisciplinary and involves close collaboration between many departments of the university and associated hospitals.

Upon successful completion, the student receives the master’s or PhD degree in his or her departmental area as well as a notation on the transcript reading “Completed Collaborative Program in Biomedical Engineering.”

Participating Degree Programs

Biochemistry – MSc, PhD
Biomedical Engineering – MASc, PhD
Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry – MASc, PhD
Chemistry – MSc, PhD
Dentistry – MSc, PhD
Electrical and Computer Engineering – MASc, PhD
Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology – MSc, PhD
Materials Science and Engineering – MASc, PhD
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering – MASc, PhD
Medical Biophysics – MSc, PhD
Medical Science – MSc, PhD
Pharmaceutical Sciences – MSc, PhD
Physics – MSc, PhD
Physiology – MSc, PhD
Rehabilitation Science – MSc, PhD