BioMedic Certificate


An Integrated NSERC CREATE Training Program in Biomedical Device Innovation was initiated with a generous NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program award and is now integrated as a certificate program within the School of Biomedical Engineering. 

The Biomedic certificate program, a partnership between the School of Biomedical Engineering and the School of Management, is designed to train you to enhance your current engineering skill-set, understand gaps in the industry where innovation is needed, and develop the business knowledge to finance your research and successfully launch your new technology.   

The certificate program is available to Masters and PhD students and includes both classroom learning and an industrial placement with a local, national or international medical device company.

The industry placement will expose you to:

  • Medical Device Design & Development
  • Regulatory Processes
  • Clinical Trials
  • Fundraising for Start-ups
  • Aspects of the Start-up Process

You will be asked to observe and report on industry practices, write a medical device-related standard operating procedure (SOP) according to ISO13485, and to present to your peers during the weekly SBME seminar series.


To earn the Biomedic Certificate, students need to fulfill the following requirements:

Masters students 1. BMNG5050-Clinical Technologies (noncredit course)                     
2. BMNG5310-Entrepreneurship & the Business of Medical Technology I
3. BMNG5210-Biomedical Instrumentation, Data Aquisition & Analysis
4. BMNG5110-Biocompatibility and Biomaterials Design
   BMNG5260-Diagnostic Imaging & Radiation Biology
4 weeks
PhD students Course requirements are the same as for a Master’s student as above but previous course work can be approved if it qualifies as equivalent 4 months

For more information please contact Geoff.Maksym@Dal.Ca   


“I entered the program as an Electrical Engineer being used to receiving a problem and looking for its solution. When I took the course called Entrepreneurship in Medical Devices with Dr. David Roach and throughout my internship in a start-up medical device company, I started seeing the bigger picture for the first time. As of then, I look at problems as an opportunity to look at the bigger picture and come up with solutions that not only solve that specific problem in a novel way, but also can solve other similar problems. This led to starting a company after graduation and pursuing an entrepreneurial path. I highly recommend the CREATE program to future students

-Hamad Hanafi, PhD '15