Clinical Engineering

Program Overview

The Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Clinical Engineering is offered by the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME). It is a two-year, full-time program consisting of academic courses, internships, and a research thesis. Through a balanced combination of instruction, interdisciplinary research, and practical hands-on training, the program prepares talented engineers to innovate new solutions to clinical challenges, enhance patient safety, and optimize the delivery, integration, and management of contemporary technology-mediated health care.

Established in 1984, the MHSc program in Clinical Engineering at the University of Toronto was the first of its kind in Canada and continues to be the leading program in the country.


Quick Facts

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Application payment deadline MHSc:

14-Jan-2020

MHSc:

14-Jan-2020

Supporting documents deadline MHSc:

31-Jan-2020

MHSc:

31-Jan-2020

Minimum admission average MHSc:

Mid-B average in the final two years of study or over senior-level courses

MHSc:

Mid-B average in the final two years of study or over senior-level courses

Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MHSc:

After

MHSc:

After

If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MHSc:

No

MHSc:

No

Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MHSc:

Applicant

MHSc:

Applicant

Program length (full-time only) MHSc:

6 sessions

MHSc:

6 sessions


​Master of Health Science​

Program Description

The MHSc program educates students on how to apply and implement medical technologies to optimize modern health-care delivery. This professional degree program consists of academic courses and a research thesis and provides students with real-world exposure through a practical experience course with a private sector company, a hospital, or a research facility.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy IBBME’s additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Selected students with a four-year bachelor's degree in engineering, medicine, dentistry, or one of the physical or biological sciences from a recognized university, with a mid-B (3.0 grade point average [GPA]) or higher in the final two years of study or over senior-level courses.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must normally complete 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • BME 1405H ​Clinical Engineering Instrumentation I (0.5 FCE) and BME 1436H ​Clinical Engineering Surgery (0.5 FCE)

    • Two of the following (1.0 FCE):

      • BME 1477H Biomedical Engineering Project Design and Execution (0.5 FCE);

      • BME 1478H Coding for Biomedical Engineers (0.5 FCE); or

      • BME 1479H Statistical Discovery Techniques for Biomedical Researchers (0.5 FCE)

    • Two half-course electives relevant to the student's area of research (1.0 FCE).

    • BME 4444Y Practical Experience Course (1.0 FCE) in health-care facilities, the medical device industry, or health-care consulting firms. The practical experience course must total a minimum of 625 hours.

  • Students must participate in:

    • Either BME 1010H or BME 1011H Graduate Seminar series (0.0 FCE) and

    • JDE 1000H Ethics in Research (0.0 FCE).

  • Successful completion of a thesis.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-ti​me

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