Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSBME)
理學碩士(生物醫學工程) [ 2018 Entry ]

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Programme Aims and Objectives

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

Students may obtain the MSc degree either by completing (30 credit units):

  • 5 core courses + 5 elective taught courses, or
  • 5 core courses + dissertation + 2 elective taught courses

15 credit units of Core Courses + 15 credit units of Elective Courses

Take all (12 credit units) as below:
Course Code Course Title Credit Units
MBE6005 Micro Systems Technology 3
MBE6101 Manufacturing of Biomedical Devices 3
MBE6111 Biomedical-instrumentation 3
MBE6118 Biomedical Photonics 3

And select one course (3 credit units) from below:
Course Code Course Title Credit Units
MBE5110 Biomedical Engineering Design # 3
MBE6117 Biomedical-safety and Risk Assessment Δ 3

# Recommended for students who do not have biomedical engineering/science or bioengineering background

Δ Recommended for students who have biomedical engineering/science or bioengineering background

Elective Course (15 credit units)

Course Code Course Title Credit Units
MBE5108 Human Machine Interface 3
MBE5111 Regenerative Medicine 3
MBE6002 Computer Controlled Systems 3
MBE6007 Advanced Automation Technology 3
MBE6008 Dissertation @ * 9
MBE6022 Project Development Study @ 3
MBE6045 Industrial Case Study 3
MBE6046 Nano-manufacturing 3
MBE6110 Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: From Metallic to Biomedical/ Biological Materials 3
MBE6119 Electron Microscopy 3
MBE6121 Biomechanics 3

@ 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 dissertation in 1 semester must get prior approval from Supervisor and Programme Leader with CGPA >= 3.5

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 (2018/2019)
Non-Local Students:HK$4,370 per credit (2018/2019)

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 213 (computer-based 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 24 November, 2017