Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSBME)
WHY IS BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING NEEDED?
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.
Students are required to take a total of 30 credit units for the MSBME programme. Students may obtain the MSc degree either by completing:
- 5 core courses (15 CUs) + 5 elective taught courses (15 CUs)
(to broaden knowledge in biomedical engineering and healthcare)
- 5 core courses (15 CUs) + dissertation (9 CUs) + 2 elective taught courses (6 CUs)
(to gain in-depth learning in biomedical engineering and healthcare)
Required Core Courses (15 credit units)
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit Units|
|Complete all following four courses (12 credit units) :|
|BME6005||Micro Systems Technology Δ||3|
|BME6101||Manufacturing of Biomedical Devices Δ||3|
|BME6111||Biomedical Instrumentation Δ||3|
|and complete one (3 credit units) of the following two courses as assigned * :|
|BME5110||Biomedical Engineering Design ᵅ||3|
|BME6117||Biomedical Safety and Risk Assessment ᵇ||3|
* Decision will be made by the Programme Leader based on individual student’s academic background.
ᵅ Recommended for students who do not have biomedical engineering/science or bioengineering background. Students who have not taken it to fulfill the core course requirement can take the course to fulfill the elective requirement.
ᵇ Recommended for students who have biomedical engineering/science or bioengineering background. Students who have not taken it to fulfill the core course requirement can take the course to fulfill the elective requirement.
Elective Courses (15 credit units)
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit Units|
|BME5108||Human Machine Interface||3|
|BME5110||Biomedical Engineering Design ᵝ||3|
|BME6008||Dissertation @ #||9|
|BME6022||Project Development Study||3|
|BME6045||Industrial Case Study||3|
|BME6114||Advanced Control Systems||3|
|BME6117||Biomedical Safety and Risk Assessment ᵝ||3|
|BME6118||Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics||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|
ᵝ Students who have not taken it to fulfil the core course requirement can take the course to fulfil the elective requirement.
@ If a student takes both BME6022 Project Development Study and BME6008 Dissertation, the student may further pursue the case topic explored in the former course by substantially enhancing the study with new and advanced research work towards achieving the project objectives.
# 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.
The curriculum has been categorized into three main areas:
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.
DURATION OF STUDY
|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.
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT
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: https://www.cityu.edu.hk/pg/taught-postgraduate-programmes/apply-now.
UGC Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme 2022/23 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.
Latest information on tuition fees is available at the website of the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies: https://www.cityu.edu.hk/sgs/tuitionfee/sf_p69.htm.
|Progrmme Leader:||Dr. King Lai|
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Last modified on 16 November, 2021