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

Programme code: P69 MSc Biomedical Engineering


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 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. Students will be well prepared to be able to:

  • EXPLORE appropriate scientific and technological development in healthcare related industry that is of benefit to the society;
  • ADDRESS the issues and challenges related to the development of biomedical instruments, systems and devices;
  • APPLY state-of-the-art technologies to generate creative solutions to improve healthcare products by using biomedical approach;
  • APPLY knowledge of designing, implementing, manufacturing and evaluating equipment that can advance biomedical engineering practice.

PROGRAMME CURRICULUM (For Cohort 2023 and thereafter)

Students are required to take a total of 30 credit units for the MSBME programme. Students may obtain the MSc degree either by completing:

  • 3 core courses (9 CUs) + 7 elective taught courses (21 CUs)
    (to broaden knowledge in biomedical engineering and healthcare)
  • 3 core courses (9 CUs) + dissertation (9 CUs) + 4 elective taught courses (12 CUs)
    (to gain in-depth learning in biomedical engineering and healthcare)
Required Core Courses (9 credit units)
Course Code Course Title Credit Units
Complete all following four courses (9 credit units) :
BME5110 Biomedical Engineering Design 3
BME5111 Regenerative Medicine 3
BME6111 Biomedical Instrumentation Δ 3

Δ The course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. More information is available at

Elective Courses (21 credit units)
Course Code Course Title Credit Units
BME5108 Human Machine Interface 3
BME6005 Micro Systems Technology Δ 3
BME6008 Dissertation # 9
BME6022 Project Development Study 3
BME6045 Industrial Case Study 3
BME6101 Manufacturing of Biomedical Devices Δ 3
BME6114 Advanced Control Systems 3
BME6115 Biorobotics 3
BME6117 Biomedical Safety and Risk Assessment 3
BME6118 Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics 3
BME6121 Biomechanics Δ 3
BME6122 Physiological Modeling 3
BME6123 Flexible Bioelectronics for Medical Applications 3
BME6135 Engineering Principles for Drug Delivery 3
BME6136 Advanced Biomaterials for Healthcare and Biomedical Applications 3
BME6138 Robotics in Minimally Invasive Healthcare 3
BME6140 Advanced Optical Microscopy for Biomedical Engineering 3

# Full-time students who want to complete BME6008 Dissertation within one semester must obtain prior approval from the Supervisor and Programme Leader, and must have attained a CGPA of 3.5 or above.

Δ The courses have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. More information is available at

The curriculum has been categorized into three main areas:
MSBME Cirriculum


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.


Full-time Part-time / combined mode
Normal period of study 1 year 1.5 years (via Dissertation) /
2 years (via Taught Courses)
Maximum period of study 2.5 year 5 years


Applicants must satisfy the University's general entrance requirements and the following programme entrance requirements. Priority will be given to those applicants who have biomedical engineering/science or bioengineering related academic background.

  • 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.


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:

  • a score of 59 (revised paper-delivered test) or 79 (Internet-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)@#; or
  • an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS)@; or
  • band 6 in the Chinese mainland’s College English Test (CET-6)*; or
  • other equivalent qualifications.

@ TOEFL and IELTS scores are considered valid for two years. Applicants are required to provide their English test results obtained within the two years preceding the commencement of the University's application period.

# Applicants are required to arrange for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send their TOEFL results directly to the University. The TOEFL institution code for CityU is 3401.

More application notes are available at the website of the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies:

UGC Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme 2024/25 for Local Students

Fellowship awards are available for local students admitted to this programme under the Fellowships Scheme supported by the HKSAR Government. This programme in the priority area of “STEM” is one of the targeted programmes listed under the Fellowships Scheme with 3 fellowship awards. Local students admitted to the programme in full-time, part-time or combined study mode will be invited to submit applications for the fellowships.


Self-financed Programmes
Latest information on tuition fees is available at the website of the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies:


Progrmme Leader: Prof. King Lai


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