Master of Science in Medical Physics

Master of Science in Medical Physics 理學碩士(醫學物理)
Programme Code: P47

Programme Objectives

The programme aims to train medical physicists to work in hospitals, medical equipment vendors, regulatory agencies, and biomedical start-ups. Graduates may also pursue PhD studies upon graduation.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Upon completion of the programme, graduates should have attained skills and competencies in the following areas:

  • have extensive knowledge of and possess ability to practice in the field of medical physics that includes health physics, imaging physics, nuclear medicine physics, and radiotherapy physics
  • have the ability to apply the knowledge of medical physics in complex health care problems
  • design and conduct clinical experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data.
  • capable of communicating effectively about the results and drawing results from the measurements
  • be able to enhance the quality of practice, keeping in view modernization and updated methods

Programme Features

The programme equips students with the professional knowledge and practical skills for medical physics career. It also offers numerous practicum places at hospitals in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Greater Bay Area. Students may be offered part-time research assistant positions to conduct research with faculty members.

Normal Period of Study

Full-time (1 Year)

Maximum Period of Study

Full-time (2.5 Years)

Programme Structure

The programme requires students to complete 33 credits with 27 credits of core courses and 6 credits of electives.

Core Courses (27 CUs)

Semester Course Code Courses CUs
A EG5001 Fundamentals of Radiation Physics and Dosimetry 3
A EG5002 Radiation Biology 3
A EG5003 Anatomy for Physicists and Engineers 3
A EG5101 Nuclear Medicine Physics 3
A EG5102 Health Physics 3
A EG5201 Radiation Laboratory 3
B EG5103 Imaging Physics 3
B EG5104 Radiation Therapy Physics 3
B EG5000 Ethics in Medicine and Research 1
B EG6000 Seminars 2

Elective Courses (6 CUs)

Semester Course Code Courses CUs
Summer EG6001* Imaging Physics Practicum 3
Summer EG6002* Radiation Therapy Physics Practicum 3
B EG6101 Fundamental Research Studies 3
B EG6102 Special Topics in Medical Physics 3

*Prior approval by programme committee has to be obtained before registering these courses.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the university's General Entrance Requirements and the programme specific entrance requirements below:

  • hold a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, such as physics, nuclear engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or equivalent; or
  • have prior work experience in a medical physics-related profession

English Proficiency Requirements

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
  • a score of 450 in College English Test (CET6) of Chinese mainland; 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.

In view of the recent development of COVID-19, ‘TOEFL iBT Home Edition’ and ‘IELTS Indicator’, as indicated below, are accepted as equivalent qualifications for the fulfillment of the University’s minimum English proficiency requirement for admission to TPg programmes with immediate effect for 2022/23 cohort:

  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition: a score of 79; or
  • IELTS Indicator: an overall band score of 6.5

Programme Leader

Professor Ji-Jung KAI

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Condon LAU


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