University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1

Biomedical Engineering

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Description The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers the PhD degree. Completion of the degree requires four graduate-level courses (two offered by the Department plus two from another department) and a research thesis that must be defended and presented in a public seminar. Normally, a student will first enrol in the MSc program and then transfer to the PhD program, courses taken in the MSc program counting towards the PhD degree. Students entering the Department who hold a MSc degree are required to take only two graduate-level courses (both from the Department). The normal time for completion of the degree is 4-5 years. The Department requires that all PhD students receive financial support.
Website: Biomedical Engineering at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research: The research activities of members of the Department are directed at aspects of biomedical engineering, including but not limited to digital image processing, nano structured biomaterials, in-vivo nuclear magnetic resonance, including vascular imaging, stroke, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), as well as non-invasive biochemical analysis through spectroscopic methods, MRI of cerebral vascular disease, and restoration of function following spinal cord injury. In addition, research is performed by members of other departments who collaborate with those of the Department in areas that include adaptive controllers in medicine, aerosol inhalation and delivery, assistive technologies, biofilms, biomaterials and drug delivery, biomechanics of bone, biomechanics of walking, biomedical modeling, biophotonic and ultrasonic imaging, bracing and wheelchairs, cardiovascular biomaterials, cell and tissue cryobiology, computational neuroscience, control and restoration of motor movement, functional electrical stimulation, lab-on-a-chip, laser applications in medicine, mathematical modeling of drug delivery, mathematical modeling of the immune system, medical image processing, micro-computed tomography, modeling of biomedical processes, nano-bio-mechanical systems, nanotechnology and drug delivery, nanotechnology in medicine, oral/facial prosthetic reconstruction, orthodontic retraction appliances, rehabilitation engineering, rehabilitation robotics, resorbable implants, scoliosis and spinal column correction, spinal disorder assessment and treatment, therapeutic ultrasound and biomechanics in dentistry, tissue engineering, and ultrasound applications in medicine.
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:

This is an estimate of tuition fees.
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 83
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100]

There are no deadlines for Canadian students, although it is recommended that at least one month be allowed to process the application.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants are required to provide: transcripts; three letters of reference; a definitive statement of intent; a detailed curriculum vitae; and a written sample of recent work (e.g. marked paper, published article, article manuscript, MA thesis or part thereof) - this will be used to assess analytical ability.

* 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.

Last Updated: July 18, 2015