OCIBME is a multi-disciplinary institute, which welcomes applicants from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, including: engineering, science, computer science, biomedical sciences, health sciences, or a related discipline.

How do you start?

Start by deciding what areas of research interest you and find out who is working in that area. Refer to the "Faculty" page to find out what professors are working on. Then you may proceed to the application instructions.

You are required to make a choice between two universities, based on your selected program. If you are interested in more than one area of study, you should apply to the university offering your first choice of program. If you wish to be considered at both UOttawa and Carleton University, then you must apply separately to both institutions.

Non-Resident students (International Students) — please refer to the International Students page before proceeding.

Applications for admission to graduate programs may be submitted at any time. However, prospective students who apply early increase their chances of securing financial support for their graduate studies. In addition, applications for admission from outside Canada should be completed at least five months before the desired date of admission in order for students to make the necessary visa arrangements.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should refer to the Carleton University Graduate Calendar or University of Ottawa Graduate Calendar for program Admission Requirements, including Language Requirments.

Note for the M.Eng. Biomedical Engineering with Concentration in Clinical Engineering, students must apply and be accepted into this concentration. Participation in this concentration requires an academic supervisor at your home institution and a clinical engineering supervisor. Together these supervisors that would oversee the Clinical Engineering Internship and Clinical Engineering Project; both of the Clinical Engineering Internship and Project are restricted to students in the concentration.

Application Instructions

In order to complete an application for one of the OCIBME Biomedical Engineering programs you must first complete the request for an application account online. Click on the appropriate university link list below to request an application account. You can direct your questions or concerns with regards to the application process to:

OCIBME Carleton University
Minto 3034, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON, Canada K1S 5B6

Phone: +1 (613) 520-5659
Fax: +1 (613) 520-3899


OCIBME University of Ottawa
B111 Colonel By Hall, 161 Louis Pasteur
Ottawa, ON, Canada K1N 6N5

Phone: +1 (613) 562-5800 ext. 6189
Fax: +1 (613) 562-5129

The University reserves the right to verify the authenticity of submitted documents. Admission based on falsified documents may be revoked. The responsibility to ensure all the application material is supplied on time is yours. Our preferred means of contact is email so please supply us with an email address whenever possible.

OCIBME - The Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering