Ottawa-Carleton Joint Program
Established in 2006, the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biomedical Engineering (OCIBME) combines the teaching and research strengths of many academic units across the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. The Institute offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Applied Science (MASc) degree in Biomedical Engineering.
The Master of Applied Science program in Biomedical Engineering is a joint multidisciplinary program that combines research input of seven primary participating academic units at:
- University of Ottawa:
- Carleton University:
Department of Mechanical Engineering (MCG)
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
- Department of Chemical Engineering (CHG)
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School of Computer Science
Department of Physics
The Institute benefits from the expertise of a number of prominent medical researchers and well established University of Ottawa medical research units including : the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and the University of Ottawa Eye Institute. In addition to the participating academic units listed above, a number of others are involved in the program through the research activities of some of their faculty members, or through graduate courses that may be taken as electives by students in the program.
Research facilities are shared between the two campuses. Students have access to the professors, courses and facilities at both universities; however, they must register at the “home university” of the thesis supervisor.
Members of the Institute are engaged in four main research fields: medical instrumentation; biomedical image processing; biomechanics and biomaterials; medical informatics and telemedecine.
Most of the courses in these programs are offered in English. Research activities can be conducted either in English, French or both, depending on the language used by the professor and the members of his or her research group.
The program operates within the general framework of the regulations and procedures for Joint Graduate Programs and the general regulations of the graduate faculty at each of the two universities. The general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) of the University of Ottawa are posted on the FGPS website.