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DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY - [DAL], HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - PROGRAMS

Halifax, Nova ScotiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1818Established Year
  19000Enrollment

Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D] (Biomedical Engineering)

 3 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University

$ 6,884 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • Dalhousie University offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering for a duration of 3 years.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on a full-time.
  • The School of Biomedical Engineering is a collaborative effort of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering.
  • The degrees are awarded for concentrated study in a selected area involving course work and a research project, and a thesis is required. 
  • Students have to successfully complete a written and oral candidacy examination.
  • The research areas of the program are:
    • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
    • Biosignals and Physiological Modelling
    • Human Dynamics and Rehabilitation Engineering
  • A PhD in Biomedical Engineering will take students 3 to 5 years to complete it and involves producing a PhD thesis based on original work.
  • Students may apply from a thesis-based master's program in any health, engineering, or physical science discipline.
  • Students will normally complete 4 graduate-level half-courses, or 2 if they come from a previous Masters of Biomedical Engineering degree or equivalent.
  • Attendance and participation in the SBME Annual Research Day and Seminar series is the requirement of the program.
  • Scholarship competitions for students currently in-program within a doctoral degree have varied eligibility criteria and competition deadlines. 
  • The average salary goes up to 57,000 USD after completion of the program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration3 years
Fees$ 23,688 for 3 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake September (Deadline - Apr 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University
Program Urlhttps://www.dal.ca/academics/graduate_programs/biomedical-engineering.html

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete the Master’s degree in the physical sciences, biological sciences, or engineering from the recognized institution.
  • Students who have completed a Master of Applied Science degree should also get admission.
  • Additional courses may be required at the discretion of the School and depending on the nature of the research work to be undertaken.
  • A minimum GPA of at least 3.7/4.33 (A- grade) in the last 60 credit hours of study is required to be eligible for the program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they have completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.

Submission of GRE scores is compulsory for this program, so, it is recommended to submit the scores (minimum 300) to get admission in this program.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Confirmation of Employment Form:  Students must be emailed as an attachment by applicant or referee. 
  • Proof of name change: Required only if name discrepancies exist between transcripts/assessments/test scores and other application documents.  Examples of proof: Marriage/divorce certificates, 2 copies of government-issued ID that include a previous and current name and date of birth.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

September
Apr 01

January
Aug 31

May
Dec 31


Scores Required

100 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

300 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE

65 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fees$6884$6884$6884
Books fees$1012$1012$1012
Total fees$7896$7896$7896

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food$ 8,171

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #201/ 600

Medicine [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Killam Predoctoral Scholarships Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Variable Yes 03 Jan, 2021
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students are required to get a study visa to study in Canada.
  • They may also need a Temporary Resident VISA (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and it is valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Dalhousie acceptance letter
    • Valid passport
    • Financial Evidence
    • A letter from their sponsoring agency 
    • Documents showing strong ties to their home country

Work Study

Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada.

  • On-Campus Work: Students enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus. Students can work no more than 10-15 hours per week.
  • Off-Campus Work: Students who are continually enrolled full time at Dalhousie University are eligible to work off-campus. Students can work 20 hours a week or full time during a scheduled break.
  • Co-Op Work Visa: If students are required to work as an integral part of the studies or enrolled in a co-op program, they may be permitted to work off-campus full time. Students will need a co-op work visa.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Biomaterials Developer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Independent Consultant
  • Biomedical Scientist/Researcher
  • Rehabilitation Engineer
  • Medical Technology Developer


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