Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSBME)
理學碩士(生物醫學工程) [ 2019 Entry ]



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Programme Aims

Biomedical Engineering focuses on using engineering principles, techniques and design concepts for healthcare purposes. There is an increasing demand for education and development in the field to improve healthcare and quality of life. The demand has driven the need for developing professionals who will advance the evolution of modern healthcare system, treatment and technology. The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSBME) Programme aims to offer education and training opportunity to engineers to pursue higher-level study in biomedical field to promote engineering to future healthcare applications.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs):

  1. EXPLORE appropriate scientific and technological development in healthcare related industry that is of benefit to the society;
  2. ADDRESS the issues and challenges related to the development of biomedical instruments, systems and devices;
  3. APPLY state-of-the-art technologies to generate creative solutions to improve healthcare products by using biomedical approach;
  4. APPLY knowledge of designing, implementing, manufacturing and evaluating equipment that can advance biomedical engineering practice.

Unique Features:

  • The programme utilizes a variety of learning modes and methods, including the followings:
    • Lectures and Tutorials
    • Co-operative Learning
    • Seminars, Interactive Workshops and Panel Discussions offered by external; as well as by international experts, and active professionals working in the industry
  • Students can bring their problems from work to class for team discussions and further analysis, and earn course credits upon obtaining satisfactory results.

Programme Structure and Contents*

15 credit units of Core Courses + 15 credit units of Elective Courses (30 credit units)

Students may obtain the MSc degree either by completing:

  • 5 core courses (15 CUs) + 5 elective taught courses (15 CUs)
    (to broaden knowledge in biomedical engineering and healthcare)

Or

  • 5 core courses (15 CUs) + dissertation (9 CUs) + 2 elective taught courses (6 CUs)
    (to gain in-depth learning in biomedical engineering and healthcare)
Core Course (15 credit units)
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units Remarks
MBE6005 Micro Systems Technology P6 3 CEF approved course for local students only
MBE6101 Manufacturing of Biomedical Devices P6 3  
MBE6111 Biomedical Instrumentation P6 3  
MBE6118 Biomedical Photonics P6 3  
One of the following recommended courses (3 credit units)
MBE5110 Biomedical Engineering Design P5 3 Recommended for students who do not have biomedical engineering/science or bioengineering background.
MBE6117 Biomedical Safety and Risk Assessment P6 3 Recommended for students who have biomedical engineering/science or bioengineering background. Students who have not taken it to fulfil the core course requirement can take the course to fulfil the elective requirement.

Elective Course (15 credit units)
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units Remarks
MBE5108 Human Machine Interface P5 3  
MBE5111 Regenerative Medicine P5 3  
MBE6002 Computer Controlled Systems P6 3  
MBE6007 Advanced Automation Technology P6 3  
MBE6008 Dissertation P6 9 @ #
MBE6022 Project Development Study P6 3 @
MBE6045 Industrial Case Study P6 3  
MBE6046 Nano-manufacturing P6 3  
MBE6110 Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: From Metallic to Biomedical/ Biological Materials P6 3  
MBE6114 Advanced Control Systems P6 3  
MBE6115 Bio-Inspired Robots P6 3  
MBE6117 Biomedical Safety and Risk Assessment P6 3 Students who have not taken it to fulfil the core course requirement can take the course to fulfil the elective requirement.
MBE6119 Electron Microscopy P6 3  
MBE6121 Biomechanics P6 3  
BME6122 Physiological Modeling P6 3  
BME6123 Flexible Bioelectronics for Medical Applications P6 3  

*Subject to approval

@ If student takes both MBE6022 Project Development Study and MBE6008 Dissertation, the student may further pursue the case topic explored in the former course by substantially enhancing the study with new and advanced research work towards achieving the project objectives.

# Full-time students who want to complete MBE6008 Dissertation within one semester only must obtain prior approval from the Supervisor and Programme Leader, and must have attained a CGPA of 3.5 or above.


Duration of Study

Normal Period of Study
  • 1 year (full-time)
  • 1.5 years (via Dissertation) (part-time / combined mode)
  • 2 years (via Taught Courses) (part-time / combined mode)
Maximum Period of Study
  • 2.5 year (full-time)
  • 5 years (part-time / combined mode)

Tuition Fees

Local Students:HK$3,520 per credit (2019/2020)
Non-Local Students:HK$4,710 per credit (2019/2020)


Entrance Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the University's general entrance requirements and the following programme entrance requirements.

  • Hold a degree in engineering, science, or equivalent; or
  • Be qualified for graduate membership of a professional institution; or
  • Other degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis by a committee of experts.

Note: Priority will be given to those applicants who have biomedical engineering/science or bioengineering related academic background.


English Proficiency Requirement

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL score 550 (paper-based test) or 59 (revised paper-delivered test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band score 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the College English Test (CET-6); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

Programme Leader

Dr. King Lai


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Last modified on 20 November, 2018