This program is offered through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering (OCIBME), a multi-disciplinary joint institute with the University of Ottawa. The main objective is to enhance students’ abilities to solve problems in medicine and biology through the application of engineering principles using a combination of graduate coursework, directed and individual study, thesis research work and various forms of oral and written presentations. Learn more about Ottawa-Carleton Joint Institutes.

Collaborative Specializations in Accessibility, Bioinformatics and Data Science are available.


  • Clinical Engineering (Systems Engineering)

Capital Advantage

Carleton offers modern, well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and excellent computer facilities. The university’s location in the national capital allows for proximity to, and collaboration with, area hospitals, relevant government departments such as Health Canada, the National Research Council and, through OCIBME, access to resources and faculty at the University of Ottawa. Your proximity to these facilities ensures that your potential career is just around the corner.

Faculty Research Highlights

  • Monitoring of vital signs of critical care patients (A. Adler)
  • Bone anchor for osteoporotic fracture fixation (H. Frei)
  • Parallel processing for real-time biomedical informatics (J. Green)
  • Assist-as-needed control of wearable robot (M. Ahmadi, R. Langlois)
  • Cardiovascular fluid dynamics (M. Yaras)
  • Biosignal quality assessment (A. Chan)
  • Characterization of asthma inhaler spray (E. Matida)

Program Information

Length: 2 years

Entry Terms:

Fall Application Deadline: 

March 1 (Students are encouraged to apply early but applications are welcome at any time prior to the start of the term depending on available program capacity.)

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Contact: Tom Morrice

Pathway Options: Coursework, , Thesis

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