Ph.D. On Campus

Biological and Biomedical Engineering

McGill University

36 months
19082 CAD/year
4782 CAD/year
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The Biological and Biomedical Engineering (BBME) graduate program is an interfaculty program involving the Department of Bioengineering in the Faculty of Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Medicine. The BBME interfaculty program builds on the excellence and high standard of its predecessor graduate program in Biomedical Engineering. 


The Biological and Biomedical Engineering doctoral program provides students with advanced training in the interdisciplinary application of methods, paradigms, technologies, and devices from engineering and the natural sciences to problems in biology, medicine, and the life sciences. 

The programme

The program will focus on an area of choice while integrating quantitative concepts and engineering tools for the study of natural and life sciences and/or for patient care. As part of the Ph.D. requirement, the student will integrate the scientific method, develop critical and deep thinking, and acquire advanced writing and presentation skills that will form the foundation for his/her future career. 

Under the guidance of his/her supervisor, the student will tackle a research challenge and make original contributions to the advancement of science and engineering in an area of Biological and Biomedical Engineering. 

Through independent research and thesis writing, the program will prepare students for careers in academia, industry, hospitals, and government. Students who complete the program will obtain a doctor of philosophy in Biological and Biomedical Engineering. The best preparation for this program is a master's degree in BBME or a related discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis
  • Comprehensive Examination

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19082 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9541 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    4782 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2391 CAD per semester during 36 months.


McGill University is committed to provide financial support for graduate education. Through Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) and other academic units, McGill is working to increase the number of student fellowships and scholarships, exploring new avenues for student support, and making it easier to disburse existing funds. Our competitive funding support offers, coupled with Montreal’s low cost of living, makes graduate studies at McGill a wise educational investment.

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