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Graduate studies

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering provides a research facility and an interdisciplinary environment for an enriched learning experience for graduate students. The collaborative and interdisciplinary exposure that students receive at the Institute offers a unique combination of the technical, experimental, commercial and social aspects of biomedical engineering. Our students learn a variety of engineering skills such as simulation and modeling techniques, signal processing, data analysis and management instrumentation and experimental design.

Students are formally enrolled in existing graduate academic units, such as Electrical and Computer Engineering,  Mechanical Engineering,  Kinesiology and other faculties including Interdisciplinary Studies. All applications to graduate studies at UNB are performed by an online application form

Admission criteria differ between programs, but the most important stage is to contact one of our faculty or associated faculty to establish mutual research interests. Just a few of their areas of expertise and current research projects are described here.

 IBME Grad Studies Brochure


Bob and Joan Scott Scholarship 

As part of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering's 50th anniversary, we're honouring the work of the late Dr. Robert N. Scott (1933-2014).

A professor of electrical engineering from 1959 to 1995, Bob Scott touched the lives of many people. His vision and pioneering research in the development of electronic aids for the disabled led to his founding IBME at the University of New Brunswick in 1965. During the 25 years he served as its director, the Institute became internationally renowned. The prosthetic limb control system he personally developed is now common in commercial devices, and in 1982 he established the Child Prosthetics Research Centre in Fredericton.

We invite alumni and community donors to honour his legacy by contributing to the Bob and Joan Scott Scholarship for Biomedical Engineering. The scholarship, which may be held for two years, will support graduate students in the field of biomedical engineering. Gifts to the Bob and Joan Scott Scholarship for Biomedical Engineering fund can be made online at www.unb.ca/donations or by contacting Development & Donor Relations at (506) 458-7594.