Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme (BEngBME + MSBME)

As part of the CityU Talents Programme to attract high caliber students and inspire existing Year 1 students to raise their academic performance, the university introduced “Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programmes”, where students will be awarded a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree together upon completion of their study.

The BEngBME and MSBME two-degree programme is proposed to better nurture high caliber students by addressing their different advanced learning needs, aligning with the CityU Talents Programme. The basic idea is to offer more fruitful education experience for outstanding CityU undergraduates with graduate-level courses during their undergraduate study. The students’ efforts and outstanding performance will be recognized by obtaining the additional MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering. It is hoped that the proposed two-degree programme can motivate the more ambitious and outstanding students to obtain better learning outcomes.

What is an “Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme”?

Normally, a Bachelor’s degree at CityU requires students to complete 120 credit units in 4 years, and a Master’s degree requires full-time students to complete 30 credit units in 1 year. Students in an “Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme” will receive a conditional offer for a Master's degree programme when they join CityU as undergraduate students. They can benefit from higher-level courses, including those with research elements and normally taught at the postgraduate level, during their undergraduate study. They will be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering (BEngBME) and Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSBME) degrees upon completion of the programme.

Eligibility Criteria/Entrance Requirements

New Year 1 students With HKDSE qualifications:
  • HKDSE score ≥ 30 in 4 core and 2 elective subjects
With no HKDSE qualifications:
  • GCEAL ≥ 2A*+1A; or
  • IB Diploma score ≥ 40; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications; or
  • Awardee of the entrance scholarship
Existing Year 1 students Top 10% Year 1 students in the College of Engineering; and
Completion of at least 30 credit units in Semesters A & B, including the number of credit units for courses specified by the College/home academic unit

Curriculum Design

Students should complete the degree requirements of the existing BEng and MSc programmes. A maximum of 9 credit units in the BEng programme can be earned from the MSc elective courses, which will be transferred to the MSc programme.

Tuition Fees

Students will pay tuition fees to the programmes that they are enrolled at prevailing rates, subject to subsequent changes to the tuition fees for the taught postgraduate programme committed after acceptance of conditional offer.

Continuation and Exit Path

To continue in the Programme, students are required to achieve a CGPA of 3.40 or above by the end of Semester B each year. Students who fail the CGPA requirement can continue to complete the regular BEng programme they enrolled in until graduation. Students can also withdraw from the Programme at their discretion at any point and continue to complete the regular BEng programme.

Last modified on 24 November, 2023