Biomedical Engineering

Over the past 25 years, interdisciplinary research in biomedical engineering has been undertaken at Queen's University, but in separate engineering departments. The departments of chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering are formally collaborating to support a new graduate biomedical engineering program that allows graduate students to access courses and co-supervisors in each department, as well as courses in Anatomy, Cell Biology and Biochemistry. Key features of the program are:

  • Students enroll in their respective home departments and must meet the program requirements of their home departments
  • There are two mandatory core courses which must be taken by all students in the program: 1) Topics in Biomedical Engineering (CBME801) and 2) Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series (CBME 802)
  • Students must enroll in at least one course outside of their home department. The list of possible Biomedical Engineering graduate courses is available here
  • There will be opportunity for students to interact with students from the other disciplines in the program
  • Upon graduation, students will have "with specialization in Biomedical Engineering" added to their official transcripts

Graduate Student Support

Full-time students are encouraged to seek external financial support and are encouraged to apply for NSERC and OGS graduate scholarships. Fellowships and teaching assistantships are available through the University and are automatically considered upon admission.

Application Procedure

The program is offered at both the Masters and Doctoral levels. Applications are reviewed by a committee composed of representatives from each of the three participating departments. For further details, interested students are encouraged to contact the representative from the department that is best aligned with their current research interests:

Chemical Engineering:
Prof. Lauren Flynn

Electrical and Computer Engineering:
Prof. Evelyn Morin

Mechanical and Materials Engineering:
Prof. Qingguo Li