Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc.
Head: Dr. Zahra Moussavi
Campus Address/General Office: SP-422 EITC
Telephone: Please use email
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Academic Staff: Please refer to the Biomedical Engineering website for Faculty information.
Biomedical Engineering Program Information
Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Manitoba is a graduate program toward Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, and/or MD-PhD degrees. It is an interdisciplinary program between the three faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Science, and the associated hospitals and medical industries.
Admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
Application and Admission Procedures are found in the Academic Guide.
Admission requirements for Master’s students are found in the Master’s Degrees General Regulations section of the Guide.
Biomedical Engineering M.Sc. Admission Requirements
A student must hold a four year B.Sc. degree in any of the following faculties from a recognized University: Engineering, Natural Sciences, or Medicine/Health Sciences.
In addition, the following pre-requisite courses are required prior to an offer of admissions:
|MATH 1210||Techniques of Classical and Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH 1510||Applied Calculus 1||3|
|PHYS 1050||Physics 1: Mechanics||3|
Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation by the date indicated on the Biomedical Engineering M.Sc. program of study page.
A minimum of 12 credit hours plus a thesis are required in the BME program. The minimum must include 6 credit hours from the following 6 core courses:
|BME 7012||Foundation of Physiology||2|
|ANAT 7014||Functional Human Anatomy||2|
|BME 7022||Biomedical Instrumentation||2|
|BME 7024||Basics of Electromagnetic||2|
|BME 7026||Basics of Biological Signal Analysis||2|
|BME 7028||Basics of Biomechanics||2|
plus the 0 credit hour Ethics course (BME 7040) and the 0 credit hour BME Seminar course (BME 7000). Students from Engineering backgrounds normally have to take anatomy and physiology. Students from Science backgrounds should not enroll in anatomy and physiology.
In addition, 6 credit hours of the minimum requirement must be taken at the 7000 level relevant to the student’s thesis from any departments of the faculties of Engineering, Science and Health Sciences or Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology based on the suggestions of the student’s Advisory Committee.
The student’s program of study must be recommended by the student’s advisory committee and approved by the Chair of the Curriculum Committee or delegate. Students who lack the necessary background knowledge may be required, by their Advisory Committee, to take additional courses up to the maximum allowed by FGS regulations.
Expected Time to Graduate: 2 years
|GRAD 7300||Research Integrity Tutorial||0|
|GRAD 7500||Academic Integrity Tutorial||0|
|BME 7000||Biomedical Engineering Seminar 1,2||0|
|BME M.Sc. Thesis Proposal||0|
|XXX 7000||Research courses at the 7000-level or 8000-level 3||6|
|BME 7040||Biomedical Ethics||0|
|Select 2 BME Core Courses 4,5,6||6|
|Complete BME Core Course Requirements 5|
|Complete Research Course Requirements|
|GRAD 7000||Master's Thesis||0|
|Final Thesis Presentation 7|
BME Graduate Students are required to enroll and attend the Biomedical Engineering Seminar each term until graduation.
BME M.Sc. student must present at least once at the BME Seminar before graduation.
Research Courses as determined by the Academic Advisor. Courses at the 7000-level or 8000-level relevant to the student’s research from any departments in the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Health Sciences or from the Physiology and Pathophysiology Program based on the recommendations of the student’s Advisor and/or Advisory Committee.
Where a student has already completed similar courses to the BME core courses, the student may, with the recommendation of their Advisory Committee and with the approval of the Chair of the Curriculum Committee or delegate, be exempted from taking the equivalent core courses and allowed to fulfill the six (6) ch of core courses with six (6) ch of other courses taken at the 7000-8000 level from any department in the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Health Sciences or from the Physiology and Pathophysiology Program.
BME M.Sc. Program Requirements:
http://umanitoba.ca/biomedical_engineering/current_students/msc.html#CourseReq (Engineering Student must take Life Science Core Courses and Life Science Students must take Engineering Core Courses)
Students should familiarize themselves with the Faculty of Graduate Studies ‘GRAD’ courses applicable to their program. If you have questions about which GRAD course(s) to register in, please consult your home department/unit.
Courses are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient enrolment. Courses with insufficient enrolment may be cancelled the first week of classes. Not all courses will be offered each year — contact the department for courses that will not be offered. All returning and newly admitted students must see an academic advisor or the department head prior to attempting to register.
Students must meet the requirements as outlined in both Supplementary Regulation and BFAR documents as approved by Senate.
Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplementary regulations for these specific regulations.
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR)
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR) represent the core academic requirements a graduate student must acquire in order to gain, and demonstrate acquisition of, essential knowledge and skills.
All students must successfully complete:
- GRAD 7300 prior to applying to any ethics boards which are appropriate to the student’s research or within the student’s first year, whichever comes first; and
- GRAD 7500 within the first term of registration;
Students must also meet additional BFAR that may be specified for their program.
All students must:
- maintain a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0 with no grade below C+,
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum course requirements, and
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum time requirements (in terms of time in program and lapse or expiration of credit of courses).
The goal of this course is to train students with research methods and scientific presentations as well as providing exposure to the top research achievements in Biomedical Engineering (BME). In this bi-weekly seminar course, both students and established researchers will present on BME research topics. Course graded pass/fail.
The goal of this course is to introduce human physiology for engineering students with no background in physiology. The offers the foundation of function and regulation of the systems and major organs of the human body.
The goal of this course is to introduce the basics of biomedical instrumentation to students with no background in engineering. The course offers basics of electrical circuits, design of instrumentation amplifiers using EMG as an example, signal digitization and electrical safety of medical devices.
The goal of this course is to introduce the basics of electromagnetic principles to students with no background in engineering. It will offer lectures on electrostatics, electric fields in matter, magnetostatics, electrodynamics, and Poynting's theorem.
The goal of this course is to introduce the basics of biological signal analysis to students with no background in signal processing. The course offers classification of signals and systems, stochastic nature of biological signals, Fourier Transform of signals, and power spectral analysis.
The goal of this course is to introduce the basics of biomechanics to students with no background in engineering. The course offers basics of mechanical and anatomical analysis of human movement, principles of human motor performance and motor learning and applications on rehabilitation.
The goal of this course is to introduce the ethical issues encountered in biomedical research. The course presents several actual examples and offers the fundamental ethical rules of any biomedical research. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.
A discussion of current topics in biomedical engineering. The latest in instrumentation, procedures and practices relevant both to clinical engineering and ongoing research are covered.
PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.