Dalhousie Medical School

Biomedical Engineering

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Program Information

School:Dalhousie Medical School
Faculty:Faculties of Medicine and Engineering
Field of Study:Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Description:The School of Biomedical Engineering is a collaborative effort of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering. The program has a particular interest in biomedical devices innovation. Degrees are awarded for concentrated study in a selected area involving course work and a research project, and a thesis is required. Applicants should indicate their preferred research area when applying.

URL:Biomedical Engineering at Dalhousie Medical School
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Careers:Biomedical Engineers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants are required to have a first-class thesis Master’s degree or its equivalent, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.7 (A- average) in the last 60 credit hours of study (B overall) from a university of recognized standing. The identification of a first class Master’s degree is based on grades in coursework; evidence of a well written, high quality thesis, and other indicators, such as publications in refereed journals, presentations at scholarly conferences, etc. Transfer from the MASc program will only be considered for exceptional students who have completed at least 15 credit hours and passed a PhD Transfer Examination.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
    Application Notes : English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 100; Written TOEFL - 600; or IELTS – 7.5. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written. GRE Aptitude and Advanced scores in one of the sciences are recommended for all applicants whose undergraduate work has been completed outside Canada.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    Applicants are required to submit two academic reference letters, either through the electronic reference system in the online application or by paper. Please visit the website for complete details.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 22, 2016