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

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

Master of Engineering [M.Eng] (Biological Engineering)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University

$ 14,383 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Dalhousie University offers a Master of Science in Biological Engineering for a duration of 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The School of Biomedical Engineering at Dalhousie University is a collaborative effort of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering.
  • The department provides different types of degrees for this program which are:
    • MEng Biological Engineering (2 years)
    • MASc Biological Engineering (2 years)
    • PhD Biological Engineering (3-4 years)
  • The MASc and PhD degrees involve a research thesis and 4 courses plus a graduate seminar.
  • The MEng degree is a Professional Engineering degree that requires either 5 more courses than the MASc degree plus a graduate seminar or 3 more courses than the MASc degree plus a graduate seminar and a project.
  • Studying students in this program get various types of facilities such as lab facilities, Machine shop, and Bioenvironmental engineering centre.
  • The Biological Engineering program has focused on research n Environmental Engineering and Biosystems Engineering.
  • Research projects, therefore, encompass both specific environmental concerns and the sustainable utilization of natural resources.
  • The department has co-operative projects with faculty members in other Universities both locally and internationally.
  • Opportunities exist to participate in these research projects, which provide wider experience and, in which a specific component leads to a Master's or Doctorate degree.
  • The average salary goes up to 59,000 USD after completion of the program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 30,790 for 2 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/biological-engineering.html

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students should have completed a 4-year bachelor's degree from a recognized university.
  • A GPA of at least 3.7/4.33 (B+ grade) is required to be eligible for the program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with an upper second class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Students with bachelor's degrees in computer science or engineering from Indian universities are encouraged to submit their JEE or GATE scores.

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

65 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE

300 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$14383$14383
Books fees$1012$1012
Total fees$15395$15395

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food$ 8,171

Ranking

Times Higher Education 2020

Ranked #301/ 801

Engineering [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Killam Predoctoral Scholarships Variable Yes N/A
A.S. Mowat Prize Scholarship at Dalhousie University $1,084 Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Abdul Majid Bader Graduate Scholarship- Dalhousie University $40,000 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 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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