Biomedical Engineering


The School of Biomedical Engineering is a collaborative effort of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering.

The interdisciplinary research within the School of Biomedical Engineering at Dalhousie University is concentrated in four thrust areas: (i) Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, (ii) Imaging and Medical Technology, (iii) Biosignals and Physiological Modelling, (iv) Dynamics of Human Motion. Other significant research efforts in biomedical engineering at Dalhousie include work in kinesiology and gait including orthopaedic implants, biomechanics in cardiac, orthopaedic, respiratory and cellular systems, auditory and vestibular function, ultrasound, microfluidics and 3D cellular constructs, biomedical instrumentation and robotics.

The program offers both a Master of Applied Science (MASc) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Biomedical Engineering.

The program also offers BioMedic: An NSERC CREATE training program in Biomedical Technology, Innovation, and Commercialization. The training program includes courses in partnership with Dalhousie’s Business School on the Business of Medical Technology and Technological Needs in the Clinical Settings, and work placements at local and international medical device companies. Upon successful completion of the Training program a certificate in competency will be noted on the student’s academic record in addition to the degree completed. See department website for details.

Location: Dentistry Building
5981 University Avenue
Room 5197
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2
Telephone: (902) 494-3427
Fax: (902) 494-6621