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 of Biomedical Engineering 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 Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Kinesiology, and other faculties including Interdisciplinary Studies. Regardless of the field of study, all applications to graduate studies at UNB are performed by an online application form.

Admission criteria differ between Electrical and Computer EngineeringMechanical Engineering and Kinesiology, but the most important stage is to establish contact with one of our faculty or associated faculty to establish an interaction of research interests. just a few of their areas of research expertise and current research projects are described here. There is also an option to undertake an Interdisciplinary Masters or PhD Program.

 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 or by contacting Development & Donor Relations at 506-458-7594.

Interested students should speak with one of the IBME faculty to determine elibigility and apply.