Minor in Biomedical Engineering

Aims of Minor

This minor aims to educate students from other majors than Biomedical Engineering/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 biomedical engineering 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 biomedical engineering;
  4. Reflect a broad technical and social outlook, the right working attitude and professionalism;

Minor Requirement (15 credit units)

  1. At least 15 credit units must be taken from the courses shown in the following tables, which include 9 credit units from the core courses and 6 credit units from the electives.
  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 (9 credits)

Students are required to take 9 credit units from the Core Courses.

Course Code Course Title Level Credits
BME2103 Medical Biotechnology in Imaging and Measurement B2 3
BME2104 Tissue Engineering B2 3
BME3102 Human Quantitative Physiology B3 3
BME3103 Bio-sensors and Bio-devices B3 3
BME3121 Biomedical Systems and Signals B3 3
2. Electives (6 credits)
Course Code Course Title Level Credits
BME2036 Engineering Computing B2 3
BME2121 Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering B2 3
BME3101 Micro and Nanotechnology for Biomedical Engineering B3 3
BME3104 Health Maintenance and Wellness Technology B3 3
BME3105 Biomedical Systems and Control B3 3
BME3122 Fundamental Gene Therapy B3 3
BME4101 Biomedical Instrumentation B4 3
BME4103 Bio-safety and Security B4 3

Additional Information

This minor cannot be taken by students of BEng in Biomedical Engineering/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 28 August, 2019