P69
MSc Biomedical Engineering
理學碩士(生物醫學工程)

Year of Entry

2019

Application Deadline

Local & Non-local : 31 Mar 2019

Mode of Study

Combined

Mode of Funding

Non-government-funded

Indicative Intake Target

60

Minimum No. of Credits Required

30

Class Schedule

Weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons (day session if necessary)

Normal Study Period

Full-time: 1 year;
Part-time/Combined mode*: 2 years

Maximum Study Period

Full-time: 2.5 years;
Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years

Mode of Processing

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
Programme Leader
Dr King LAI
BEng(CUHK), MPhil(CUHK), PhD(CUHK)
+852 3442 9099 (Phone)
+852 3442 0172 (Fax)
General Enquiries
+852 3442 8420
+852 3442 0172
Outline
Programme Aims and Objectives

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 Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSBME) 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.

 

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs):

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

Applicants must satisfy the University's general entrance requirements and the following programme entrance requirements.

  • 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.

Note: Priority will be given to those applicants who have biomedical engineering/science or bioengineering related academic background.


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:

  • 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.
Course Description

Programme Structure and Contents Δ

 

15 credit units of Core Courses + 15 credit units of Elective Courses (30 credit units).

 

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)

Or

  • 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 Course (15 credit units)

  • Micro Systems Technology
  • Manufacturing of Biomedical Devices
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Photonics
  • Biomedical Engineering Design ᵅ
  • Biomedical Safety and Risk Assessment ᵇ

ᵅ Recommended for students who do not have biomedical engineering/science or bioengineering background.

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 Course (15 credit units)

  • Human Machine Interface
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Computer Controlled Systems
  • Advanced Automation Technology
  • Dissertation @#
  • Project Development Study @
  • Industrial Case Study
  • Nano-manufacturing
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: From Metallic to Biomedical/ Biological Materials
  • Advanced Control Systems
  • Bio-Inspired Robots
  • Biomedical Safety and Risk Assessment ^
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Biomechanics
  • Physiological Modeling
  • Flexible Bioelectronics for Medical Applications

@ If student takes both MBE6022 Project Development Study and MBE6008 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 MBE6008 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.

 

^ Students who have not taken it to fulfil the core course requirement can take the course to fulfil the elective requirement.

 

Δ Subject to approval.

Bonus Features
  • 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.
Remarks:
* If student opts for taking dissertation to complete the programme study, the normal duration for graduation will be 1.5 years.
† Combined mode: Local students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University. For non-local students, they will be admitted to these programmes for either full-time or part-time studies. Non-local students must maintain the required credit load for their full-time or part-time studies and any changes will require approval from the University.