Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering
Offering Academic Unit
This Major is jointly offered by:
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Department of Physics
Department of Chemistry
Department of Computer Science
Department of Electronic Engineering
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Mode of Study

Aims of Major

This major aims to pursue excellence in education, research, and innovation through the fusion of engineering with life sciences for the advancements of human health. The objectives of the major are to provide integrative educational opportunities that allow students to learn passionately how to think critically and independently, and innovate creatively so that they can be well prepared for the following:
  1. be able to apply their skills to a variety of challenges in their chosen field.
  2. be equipped with spirits of innovation, creativity, adaptability, and critical thinking to solve problems in the biomedical engineering related professions.
  3. to function effectively in multidisciplinary team environments and communicate to a variety of audiences.
  4. to demonstrate competency in their chosen fields, and make decisions that are socially and ethically responsible.
  5. to build and expand upon their undergraduate foundations by engaging in learning opportunities throughout their careers.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

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

  1. ability to master required knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering and apply them appropriately to solve problems at the interface of engineering and life science.
  2. ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, and to develop innovative technologies to serve healthcare-related needs of the society.
  3. ability to integrate problem solving capability with interpersonal skills and effectively work in a team.
  4. ability to develop a broad technical and social outlook in biomedical engineering discipline, and to develop the right working attitude and professional spirit.
  5. ability to engage in lifelong learning to stay abreast of contemporary issues, and to pursue and undertake continuous professional and career development.

Graduates of this Major will have the following attributes:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering appropriate to the degree discipline;
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data;
  3. an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability;
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  5. an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
  6. an ability to understand professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. an ability to communicate effectively;
  8. an ability to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context, especially the importance of health, safety and environmental considerations to both workers and the general public;
  9. an ability to stay abreast of contemporary issues;
  10. an ability to recognize the need for, and to engage in life-long learning;
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice appropriate to the degree discipline;
  12. an ability to use the computer/IT tools relevant to the discipline along with an understanding of their processes and limitations. 

Degree Requirements

Requirements Normative 4-year
Advanced Standing I1 Advanced Standing II2
Gateway Education requirement 30 credit units - -
College requirement 6 credit units - -
Major requirement

81 credit units

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Free electives / Minor (if applicable) 3 credit units - -
Minimum Graduation Requirement: 120 credit units - -
Maximum Credit Units Permitted: 144 credit units - -
Note 1: For students with recognised Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent qualifications.
Note 2: For Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates admitted as senior-year intake students.

Professional Recognition

This major has been granted provisional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).