Build. Grow. Develop. Understand.

Here at the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME), we connect researchers across the university of Toronto and its partner hospitals to develop innovative solutions to improve human health.

Build Prosthetics Devices Electrodes Microfluidic Chips

Grow Heart Liver Bones Stem Cells

Develop Cures Drugs Therapies Biomaterials

Understand Diseases Pathways Human Body Injuries



Doctorate of Philosophy

  • Research and development-intensive career in academia, health care, industry or government
  • <6 years to complete

Master of Applied Science

  • Research and development-based career in academia, health care, industry or government
  • ~2 years to complete

Master of Engineering

  • Professional degree program that focuses on theĀ design, development and commercialization of biomedical devices
  • 1 year to complete

Master of Health Science

  • Composed of research thesis and provides students with real-world exposure through several internships with private sector companies, hospitals and/or research facilities
  • 2 years to complete


Biomedical Systems Engineering

This interdisciplinary major for Engineering Science students builds a strong foundation in both engineering and the life sciences. Graduates apply their knowledge to the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and health-related conditions.

Biomedical Engineering

This highly-focused minor examines engineering's intersection with medical research and biomedical technology. Courses provide training in physiological control systems, bioinstrumentation, biomechanics and a choice of lab or design experience.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

6-16 week program that presents an opportunity for students to work in a biomedical engineering research environment, on campus or at one of our partner hospitals

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