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Master of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering Specialization in Bioinformatics

Canada

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What will I learn?

Program Description

Ottawa-Carleton Joint Program

Established in 2006, the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biomedical Engineering (OCIBME) combines the teaching and research strengths of many academic units across the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.

Graduate education in biomedical engineering is multidisciplinary, and it combines the teaching and research input of seven primary participating academic units at:

University of Ottawa:

Department of Mechanical Engineering (MCG)

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)

Department of Chemical Engineering (CHG)

Carleton University:

Department of Systems and Computer Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

School of Computer Science

Department of Physics

Bioinformatics is an emerging and increasingly important scientific discipline dedicated to the pursuit of fundamental questions about the structure, function and evolution of biological entities through the design and application of computational approaches. Fundamental research in these areas is expected to increase our understanding of human health and disease which translates into innovation in industry. Bioinformaticians today must be able to appreciate significant research in other fields and therefore require an understanding of the basic principles of other disciplines. To meet this challenge Carleton University and the University of Ottawa offer a collaborative program leading to a master of science degree in the primary program with specialization in Bioinformatics or, in the case of computer science, a master of computer science degree with specialization in Bioinformatics.

Main Areas of Research

The Institute benefits from the expertise of a number of prominent medical researchers and well established University of Ottawa medical research units including: the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and the University of Ottawa Eye Institute. In addition to the participating academic units listed above, a number of others are involved in the program through the research activities of some of their faculty members, or through graduate courses that may be taken as electives by students in the program.

Members of the Institute are engaged in four main research fields:

  • Medical instrumentation
  • Biomedical image processing
  • Biomechanics and biomaterials
  • Medical informatics
  • Telemedicine

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$27,519.72 (US$ 20,525) per year
CAN $9,173.24 per term. This fee is for 2021-2022.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

University of Ottawa

75 Laurier Avenue East,

OTTAWA,

Ontario (ON),

K1N 6N5, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Hold an honours bachelor’s degree (4 years) with an average of 70%, or B (calculated using your last 20 courses). TOEFL (paper-based) 550, TOEFL (Internet-based) 79, IELTS Overall 6.5 - Individual skills 5.0.

For international students

Have a bachelor’s degree with a specialization or a major (or equivalent) in engineering, science, computer science, or a related discipline, with a minimum admission average of 75% (B+).

English language requirements:

TOEFL Internet-based (IBT) - 79; Paper-Based - 550

IELTS - 6.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Ottawa

The university ranks within the top 1 per cent of universities globally, and the top 10 research-intensive institutions in Canada.

  • CAD 42 million in scholarships and bursaries on offer
  • 14 international student mentors to help students succeed
  • Ottawa is one of the safest cities in Canada
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