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Bachelor of Applied Science [B.ASc] (Biomedical Engineering)

 4 years
 full time
 co op & on campus

$ 38,128 

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Program Description

  • The Bachelor of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering is a 4-year program at the University of British Columbia(UBC).
  • Students will gain a strong understanding of biology, human anatomy, and physiology, and develop the skills required to apply this knowledge in engineering design contexts and solve engineering problems.
  • This program focus on main following areas:
    • Introduction to biomedical engineering
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Circuits and Electromagnetics with Application to Biomedical Engineering
    • Biomechanics 
    • Introduction to Bioinformatics
    • Economics of Healthcare Solutions
  • As a Biomedical Engineering student, they will have classes, teaching laboratories, capstone projects, and studio sessions in various Faculty of Applied Sciences buildings on UBC's Vancouver campus.
  • The program combines interests in life sciences with engineering and therefore focuses on processes in the fields of biotechnology and biomedical engineering. 
  • The student to faculty ratio is 18:1 which resolves the interaction problem.
  • The Biomedical Engineering program also gives an excellent foundation for graduate studies or professional degrees in medicine, engineering, pharmacy, law, or business.
  • Students will be specializing in one of four streams:
    • Biomechanics and biomaterials
    • Cellular and molecular bioengineering
    • Biomedical systems and signals
    • Biomedical informatics 
  • The University of British Columbia ranked as the 45th best university in the world in the QS World University Rankings.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type Offered Bachelor
    Duration4 years
    Fees$ 152,512 for 4 years
    Delivery TypeFull Time
    Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
    Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
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    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Graduation from senior secondary school.
    • The subjects required are Senior-level Pre-Calculus Math, Senior-level Chemistry, Senior-level Physics.
    • If English is not the students’ first language then they must provide proof of English competency.

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    • Completion of Higher Secondary School Education (Standard XII).
    • Math, Chemistry, Physics courses in Standard XII are needed.

    Required Document List

    The Documents required are:

    • College Transcripts - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of bachelor's and higher secondary degree.
    • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
    • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
    • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
    • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
    • English Language Requirement Scores like TOEFLIELTS,..etc.

    Application Deadline

    Jan 15

    Scores Required

    6.0 / 9

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    90 / 120

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    65 / 75

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
    Tuition fees$38128$38128$38128$38128


    QS World University 2020

    Ranked #28/ 600

    Medicine [ International ]

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Philip L. Brocking Award Variable Yes 30 Apr, 2020
    UBC Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award Variable Yes 01 Dec, 2020
    UBC Outstanding International Student Award Variable Yes 15 Jan, 2021
    UBC Vantage One Excellence Award Variable Yes 01 Dec, 2020
    UBC International Major Entrance Scholarships Variable Yes 15 Jan, 2021
    Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award Variable Yes 01 Dec, 2020
    BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
    Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
    Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
    VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
    Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
    (ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
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    VISA & Work Study


    • Student Visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) is required to study in Canada. 
    • The student visa is a document that the Canadian government issues that allow foreign nationals to study at institutions in Canada.
    • A student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days lets the student prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend their stay.
    • The cost of the student visa is 112 USD.
    • The students need these documents to apply for a student visa:
      • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
      • Proof of identity 
      • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.
    • Student Visa Process:
      • Apply for admission with a DLI, pay the tuition fees, and receive an acceptance letter from the DLI.
      • Check if a study permit is required. eTA is required for all international applicants who wish to travel to Canada.
      • Prepare all the documents required for applications
      • Purchase GIC
      • Apply for the applications
      • Undertake the medical exams
      • Schedule biometric appointment and interview.

    Work Study

    • Students can work for 20 hours per week during the regular academic year and full-time during scheduled breaks.
    • If their program does not have scheduled breaks, the students will be limited to working 20 hours per week. 
    • An immigration officer may apply conditions on the type of work students may perform.
    • For example, they must pass an immigration medical examination before they begin work in health care, child care, or primary or secondary education.

    Career and Placement after Course

    • As a Biomedical Engineering graduate, students can pursue a career in a wide range of fields, including:
      • Healthcare
      • Pharmaceuticals
      • Biotechnology
      • Biomedical contexts in government, non-profits, consulting, and finance.

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