Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSBME)

Programme code: P69 MSc Biomedical Engineering

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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)
Core Courses (15 credit units) Elective Courses (15 credit units)
  • Micro Systems Technology *
  • Manufacturing of Biomedical Devices
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering Design ᵅ
  • Biomedical Safety and Risk Assessment ᵇ

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

    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.

  • Human Machine Interface
  • Biomedical Engineering Design
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Dissertation @#
  • Project Development Study @
  • Industrial Case Study
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: From Metallic to Biomedical/ Biological Materials
  • Advanced Control Systems
  • Biorobotics
  • Biomedical Safety and Risk Assessment
  • Biomedical Photonics
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Physiological Modeling
  • Flexible Bioelectronics for Medical Applications
  • Engineering Principles for Drug Delivery

  • Remarks:
    @ If 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 only 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:

    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 2 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:

    • TOEFL score 550 (paper-based test) or 59 (revised paper-delivered test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
    • Overall band score 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
    • Score 450 in the College English Test (CET-6); or
    • Other equivalent qualifications.

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


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


    Dr. King Lai


    MSBME 2018-19 Cohort
    MSBME 2019-20 Cohort


    2018-19, 2019-20

    Last modified on 21 April, 2020