Minor in Biomedical Engineering

Aims of Minor

This minor aims to educate students from other majors than Bioengineering to master knowledge in a cross-disciplinary area combining engineering and life sciences. The objectives of the minor are to provide integrative educational opportunities that allow students to get professional training in biomedical engineering while enhancing their own individual major studies. The students will learn passionately how to think critically and independently, and innovate creatively so that they can be well prepared for the following:

  • Professional employment in areas where biomedical engineering knowledge will play important assistive roles, such as the health device industry, medical services and various other life science industries where advancement of various biotechnologies is demanded.
  • Contribution to community and professional groups through integration of their interpersonal skills with biomedical engineering educational experiences.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Minor (MINILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Minor, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the concepts and techniques in the subject domain to serve the bioengineering and related sectors;
  2. Demonstrate inter-disciplinary knowledge and skills in engineering and life sciences needed to cope with the dynamic nature of the community;
  3. Integrate their interpersonal skills in bioengineering;
  4. Reflect a broad technical and social outlook, the right working attitude and professionalism;
  5. Pursue continuous professional development.

Minor Requirement (15 credit units)

  1. At least 15 credit units must be taken from the courses shown in the following table.
  2. A grade point of 1.7 or above for each of the courses is required for the award.
  3. A student who intends to take the minor should seek approval from his / her home academic unit and the minor-offering academic unit.

(Please refer to the Undergraduate Catalogue for the course syllabuses.)

1. Core Courses (6 credits)

For students in Department of Chemistry and Department of Biomedical Sciences:

Course Code Course Title Credits
MBE2103 Medical Biotechnology 3
MBE2104 Tissue Engineering 3

For all other students:

Course Code Course Title Credits
BMS2801 Molecules and Cells 3
MBE2104 Tissue Engineering 3

2. Electives (9 credits)
Course Code Course Title Credits Remarks
MBE2103# Medical Biotechnology 3 Minimum 6 credits from this set of courses
MBE3101 Micro and Nanotechnology for Biomedical Engineering 3
MBE3102 Human Quantitative Physiology 3
MBE4101 Biomedical Instrumentation 3
CS4465 Computational Biology and Bioinformatics 3
EE3919 Medical Imaging and Signal Processing 3
MBE3104 Health Maintenance and Wellness Technology 3 Open electives (subject to the availability of the offering academic unit)
MBE4103 Bio-safety and Security 3
BMS4802 Genetics and Proteomics for Bioengineering 3

# Core course for students in Department of Chemistry and Department of Biomedical Sciences

Additional Information

This minor cannot be taken by students of BEng in Bioengineering.

To be eligible, applicants must have completed at least one semester of study in CityU, gained 15 CUs and achieved a CGPA of 3.0 or above.


Students are required to submit their declaration of minor request through AIMS under Course Registration. Information on the key dates, process and steps for the Declaration of Minors are available in the website of the Academic Regulations and Records Office.

Last modified on 5 September, 2017