Student Exchange (Inbound)


Global Services Office (GSO) provides a range of services and information to exchange students. Please follow the link to obtain admissions information and download forms.

Our department is within the College of Science and Engineering (CSE). Additional information for exchange students can be found in their student corner.

If you are an applicant from a partner institute with an exchange agreement with our department, please send your application form to:

Student Exchange
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong
Fax: (852) 3442-0172

Application Deadline

May for Semester A enrolment (September Entry)
October for Semester B enrolment (January Entry)

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

Inbound Exchange Student
Course Code # Course Title Credit Offer in Semester
MBE2003 Mechanics 3 A & B
MBE2016 Engineering Graphics 3 B
MBE2029 Electrical and Electronic Principles I 3 A & B
MBE2034 Engineering Materials and Processing 3 A & B
MBE2036 Engineering Computing 3 A & B
MBE2101 Thermo and Fluid Dynamics 3 A & B
MBE2102 Introduction to Biomechanics 3 B
MBE2103 Medical Biotechnology 3 B
MBE2104 Tissue Engineering 3 A
MBE2015 Introduction to Bioengineering 3 A
MBE3006 Plastics Engineering 3 A
MBE3010 Mechanical Design 3 B
MBE3019 Metrology and Applications 3 B
MBE3049 Control Principles 3 B
MBE3050 Design for Manufacturing and Manufacturing Systems 3 A
MBE3058 Embedded Control Systems 3 A
MBE3061 Instrumentation and Testing Technologies 3 A
MBE3063 Material Analysis for Product Quality 3 A
MBE3101 Micro and Nanotechnology for Bioengineering 3 A
MBE3102 Human Quantitative Physiology 3 B
MBE3103 Bio-sensors and Bio-devices 3 B
MBE3106 Advanced Thermofluids 3 A
MBE3107 Principles of Nuclear Engineering 3 A
MBE3111 Introduction to Nuclear Power Plant 3 A
MBE3112 Actuators and Power Electronics 3 B
MBE3115 Microelectromechanical Systems 3 A
MBE4005 Finite Element Analysis 3 B
MBE4006 Consumer Mechatronics 3 A
MBE4010 Dynamics and Modelling 3 A
MBE4011 Industrial Mechatronic Systems 3 B
MBE4032 Robotics and Machine Vision 3 B
MBE4046 Green Industrial Systems 3 B
MBE4101 Biomedical Instrumentation 3 B
MBE4105 Nuclear Reactor Safety 3 B
MBE4110 Sensors 3 A
MBE4112 Nuclear Materials 3 B
MBE5011 (*) Enterprise Technology and Management 3 A
MBE6001 (*) CAD/CAM Integration 3 B
MBE6002 (*) Computer Controlled Systems 3 B
MBE6005 (*) Micro Systems Technology 3 B
MBE6051 (*) Sustainable Green Manufacturing 3 B
MBE6101 (*) Manufacturing of Biomedical Devices 3 A
JC4058 Product Health, Safety, Environmental (HSE) Standards and Compliance 3 B

(*) Remark: Registration for postgraduate courses will be scrutinized case by case. Normally, exchange students with less than 3 years of university education are not encouraged to select P5 and P6 courses.

Other courses offered by the university:

There are also language courses available to exchange students.

Course Code Course Title Credit Offer in Semester
CAH2956 Mandarin for Non-Chinese Speakers I 3 A & B
Points to note:
  • Course offering information is subject to change.
  • Course registration is subject to the approval of the course offering department.
  • Registration for physical eduation courses offerd by the Student Development Services must be done by the student and is done after the student has been granted online access to the course registration system.

Notes to applicants

(I) Course Selection

  • Each course has been assigned a "level" to indicate the degree of academic difficulty associated with the course. Levels B2, B3 and B4 are undergraduate courses while P5 and P6 are postgraduate courses. Requests for registration of postgraduate courses will be scrutinized case by case. Normally, exchange students with less than 3 years of university education are not encouraged to select P5 and P6 courses.
  • Exchange students hosted by the MBE department are required to select at least half of their courses offered by the respective department.
  • At CityU, an exchange student must be a full-time student. The minimum and maximum study loads for a full-time student are respectively 12 and 18 credits in a semester.

(II) Assessment

  • Exchange students should observe important dates published on the University's academic calendar within their study period. Requests for special assessment arrangement / schedule are normally not considered. Please refer to the University's Academic Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees for more information.
  • The examination period is in the last two weeks. Examinations must be attended and cannot be re-scheduled for personal reasons. If you need to plan ahead for the return flight to your hometown, you are strongly advised to schedule your departure at least one day after the last examination to avoid any possible time clash.

(III) ON-line Application for Student Residence (Exchange students - undergraduates)

  • Applications for the Student Residence for new students should be made to the Student Residence Office before the application deadlines.
  • Late applications will NOT be considered unless vacancy is available.
  • Due to limited capacity, there is no guarantee that accommodation in the Student Residence can be provided to all applicants.
  • Online application
  • Enquiry: (Email)

(IV) Off-campus Accommodation

  • Students who are not offered a place of on-campus student residence or prefer living away from campus, they are strongly advised to arrive Hong Kong at least two or three weeks before the semester begins in order to seek off-campus accommodation.
  • Details about off-campus accommodation are available at the SRO website.
  • Enquiry: (Email)


Student exchange coordinator:
Dr. H.Y. Tam

Last modified on 17 March, 2017