Courses

Msc and PhD Programs

Students must maintain an overall GPA of B average (3.00/4.00) and must not receive a single grade below a B- or they may be required to withdraw from the program. Please see the FGS calendar for details.

All students must have courses not on this list approved by the program. Students may take a maximum of one 500-level course during the course of their degree approved by the BME Graduate Program.

All students must take Biomedical Engineering 600, 602 and 604.

Biomedical Engineering 600 - Biomedical Engineering Foundations

An introduction to core concepts of Biomedical Engineering including an introduction to biomedical engineering fundamentals. Course allows students to select between a biology focused or an engineering focused fundamental module to complement previous course work (with approval of course instructor).

Course Hours: 3 units; H(4-0)

Biomedical Engineering 602 - Biomedical Engineering Core I

Topics may include an introduction to a) biomedical engineering research, research integrity and ethics, b) career paths and progression in biomedical engineering and c) oral research communication skills.

Course Hours: 1.50 units; H(2-0) NOT INCLUDED IN GPA

Biomedical Engineering 604 - Biomedical Engineering Core II

Topics may include an introduction to a) research methodology, including experimental design and b) written research communication skills in biomedical engineering, and c) preparation and review of research proposals. Satisfactory completion of this course within one year of first registration will ensure that the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program Research Proposal requirements are met.

Course Hours: 1.50 units; H(2-0) NOT INCLUDED IN GPA

All students are required to take a minimum of 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) as approved by the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program. This must include Biomedical Engineering 600, 602 and 604.  Please refer to official University of Calgary Graduate Calendar

In addition to the course requirements, all students are required to complete a research project and to submit a written thesis in compliance with the regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  If there are any questions, please contact the BME Graduate Program Office, bmegrad@ucalgary.ca

For a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree, all students are required to take a minimum of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) as approved by the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program. This must include Biomedical Engineering 600, 602 and 604.  Please refer to the University of Calgary Graduate Calendar

If the student's completed MSc degree is not in Biomedical Engineering, they must take a further of 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents), for a total of 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents).

For students who transfer from an MSc program, 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) at the graduate level are required beyond the BSc, or equivalent, degree.

In addition to the course requirements, all students are required to complete a research project and to submit a written thesis in compliance with the regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. If there are any questions, please contact the BME Graduate Program Office, bmegrad@ucalgary.ca

Additional Biomedical Engineering related courses may be listed under other departmental listings.  Please contact the BME Graduate Program Office for the current Approved BME Technical Course list, bmegrad@ucalgary.ca

Current courses include (note not all courses are offered each year):

Additional Courses
1. Biomedical Engineering 609
2. Biomedical Engineering 619.XX

Theme 1: Bioelectrical Engineering
1. Electrical Engineering 663 - Discontinued
2. Electrical Engineering 631
3. Electrical Engineering 665 - Discontinued

Theme 2: Biomechanics
1. Biomedical Engineering 619.02
2. Civil Engineering 653
3. Mechanical Engineering 653
4. Mechanical Engineering/Kinesiology/Medical Science 663

Theme 3: Cell and Tissue Engineering (Biomaterials)
1. Chemical Engineering 659

Theme 4: Medical Imaging
1. Electrical Engineering 697
2. Medical Science 689.01
3. Medical Science 689.02
4. Medical Science 689.03
5. Medical Science 689.04

Courses are listed by theme, but students are not restricted to taking courses from within a theme. The supervisor and supervisory committee should be consulted for course selection.

Courses not listed under Additional Courses require the approval of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program and students are required to submit an official course outline to bmegrad@ucalgary.ca for consideration. All directed studies courses require approval from the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, bmegrad@ucalgary.ca  Any questions, please contact the BME Graduate Program Office, bmegrad@ucalgary.ca