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MCMASTER UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Hamilton, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  33147Enrollment

Master of Applied Science [M.ASc] (Biomedical Engineering)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 co op & on campus
  Thesis Based

$ 8,548 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • McMaster University offers a Master of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering for a duration of 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on a full-time basis.
  • This is a research program created by the Faculties of Engineering and Health Sciences to provide a unique collaborative environment and links current and emerging areas of molecular, medical, and bioengineering research.
  • The research areas of the program are:
    • Biomaterials and tissue engineering
    • Imaging
    • Biomedical technology
  • The MASc is a thesis-based program where students are required to complete courses in addition to writing and defending a thesis.
  • Students must complete a thesis to be examined by a committee of no fewer than 3 members (supervisors plus two additional faculty members, one of whom may be from a department other than Biomedical Engineering).
  • Students must take a minimum of 3 half-year graduate courses, with one being a 700-level core course in biomedical engineering (12 weeks of instruction broken into 4 equal modules – biomaterials and tissue engineering, biomedical imaging, biophotonics, and medical robotics).
  • Students must attend all seminars in the Biomedical Engineering Program seminar series. They must present one seminar on the research they have carried out while enrolled in the program.
  • Attendance of all registered Masters students in the Biomedical Engineering program is mandatory.
  • Students also get the co-op option which is optional for them.
  • Full-time students receive funding from the department/supervisor in the form of scholarships and/or teaching assistantships (funding is for 24 months).
  • The department provides various types of degree in this program such as:
    • MASc in Biomedical Engineering (2 years)
    • PhD in Biomedical Engineering (4 years)
    • MD/PhD in Biomedical Engineering (7 years+)
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 54,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 17,822 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake January (Deadline - Jul 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Program Urlhttps://gs.mcmaster.ca/program/biomedical-engineering/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete a 4-year bachelor's degree or equivalent such as B.Sc., B.Eng., B.A.Sc., B.H.Sc., D.D.S., M.D from a recognized university.
  • Students must have a B+ minimum average grade (equivalent to McMaster GPA = 9) in their final 2 years of study.
  • Submission of GRE score is not required.

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 first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a 3-year UG degree must have a substantial background in engineering or a related field.

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. 
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Academic or 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.


Application Deadline

January
Jul 01

September
Mar 15


Scores Required

88 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

70 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$8548$8548
Health insurance$203$203
Other fees$160$160
Total fees$8911$8911

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food (on-campus)$ 9,195
Housing (off-campus)$ 4,860

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #45/ 600

Medicine [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 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
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 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
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.
  • If students are traveling outside Canada will need either an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or a Valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to re-enter Canada.
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and is valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canad and to get the SIN, students will need to bring a passport and study visa.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan
    • Valid Passport
    • Official Acceptance Letter
    • Financial Evidence

Work Study

Students need a work-Study visa to work in Canada. Full-time international students studying at a Canadian university may seek employment in Canada in 4 situations:

  • on-campus employment
  • co-ops employment
  • working off-campus
  • post-graduation work visa

The McMaster Work Program gives students opportunities to work on campus during the fall/winter terms and over the summer.

  • First-year international students are not eligible for the fall/winter work program but can apply for the summer after their first year and every year beyond.
  • International students with a valid study visa are eligible to participate in McMaster’s work programs.
  • Students can work Part-time at a maximum of 10 hours per week in the fall and winter terms.
  • Students can work Full-time of 35 hours per week and part-time over the summer.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Cellular, Tissue, and Genetic Engineering
  • Clinical Engineering
  • Medical Imaging
  • Orthopedic Bioengineering
  • Rehabilitation Engineering



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