BME Program Timelines

MSc and PhD Programs

Master of Science (MSc) Timeline


Start of Program

  • Online Registration through the MyUofC Portal
  • Register for all courses at the same time. Complete registration early.
  • Any Questions, please consult with your supervisor or contact the BME Graduate Program office, bmegrad@ucalgary.ca

At 3 Months

  • Establish and meet Supervisory Committee
  • Once committee is established, submit the names to the Graduate Program Coordinator (Administration) at bmegrad@ucalgary.ca
  • Submit the BME Graduate Program Research Proposal form signed by committee members to the BME Graduate Program Office, bmegrad@ucalgary.ca

May Each Year

  • Submit the online Annual Progress Report

At 12 Months/End of First Year

Near End of Program

  • Obtain permission to begin writing thesis from Supervisory Committee
  • At least 6 weeks before your MSc defense provide all required information to Graduate Program Coordinator (Administration) to compile your examination documentation, bmegrad@ucalgary.ca 
  • Contact BME Graduate Program Office for all required forms and preparation material for defence, bmegrad@ucalgary.ca


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Timeline


Start of Program

  • Online Registration through the MyUofC Portal
  • Register for all courses at the same time. Complete registration early.
  • Any Questions, please consult with your supervisor or contact the BME Graduate Program office, bmegrad@ucalgary.ca

At 3 Months

  • Establish and meet with Supervisory Committee
  • Once committee has been established, submit the names to the Graduate Program Coordinator (Administration) at bmegrad@ucalgary.ca 
  • Submit the BME Graduate Program Research Proposal form signed by committee members to the BME Graduate Program Office, bmegrad@ucalgary.ca

May Each Year

  • Submit the online Annual Progress Report

At 12 Months/End of First Year

Second, Third and Forth Year

  • Complete your annual registration through the MyUofC Portal
  • See Candidacy Procedures
  • Contact BME Graduate Program Office, bmegrad@ucalgary.ca for all required Candidacy and/or Defence forms, timelines and preparation material.  Please notify the office a minimum of 6-9 weeks prior to any examination plans.

PhD Candidacy - Contact bmegrad@ucalgary.ca for Candidacy Forms

PhD Candidacy