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What will I learn?

ENGAGE ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE

Offered by the Faculty of Engineering in collaboration with the LKS Faculty of Medicine, this programme seeks to empower the next generation of engineers to apply engineering principles and advance biomedical practices and research. Your interdisciplinary education will cover basic sciences, mathematics, engineering, and life sciences plus a broad scope of modern BME disciplines.

What You’ll Study

During four years of study, you will take foundational courses in electrical or mechanical engineering, biochemistry, and life sciences. Inclusive BME training will cover quantitative and design-oriented analysis to tackle biomedical diagnostic or therapeutic problems and offer exposure to a wide variety of advanced BME topics, including tissue engineering, biomaterial and biotransport, bioinformatics, and biomedical imaging technologies or applications, among others.

Following graduation, you can apply to our Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme in the LKS Faculty of Medicine with two years exemption, provided you meet the requirements and pass the required assessment.

Exciting Opportunities

Test your knowledge and learn what it takes to succeed in the real world through BME-related experiential learning opportunities and hands-on research or internship placements locally and abroad.

Professional Recognition

The BEng(BME) programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).

Career Prospects

The BEng(BME) graduates will work in hospitals, public sector, start-up, global or local biotechnology/medical technology related companies. They will pursue further studies (Master or PhD degrees) in Hong Kong or overseas.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$171,000.00 (17,37,099) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

24 August 2022

More details

Start date

1 September 2022

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education/HKCEE/HKALE or equivalent. English Language Requirement: IELTS - An overall band of 6.5 in IELTS Academic Module; TOEFL - A score of 93 in the TOEFL internet-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English - Level C1 or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or Grade C or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English. AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects.

For international students

Competitive Admission Standards:

  • An International Baccalaureate Diploma with 33 points out of 45 or equivalent
  • GCE A-Level / International A-Level: Candidates should present at minimum of 2A 1B level subjects, excluding English and Chinese language or equivalent
  • SAT Reasoning Test / ACT plus Writing and SAT Subject Test / Advanced Placement Test: Candidates should have completed - Redesigned SAT: 1350; SAT Subject Tests: 650 in each of the 3 subjects; AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects or equivalent

You must achieve at least one of the following English Language Requirements to be considered for admission to HKU.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

GCSE / GCEO

  • Grade C in English Language at GCSE/GCEO;
  • Grade C in English First Language at IGCSE; or
  • Grade B in English as a Second Language at IGCSE

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

  • Level C1 or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or
  • Grade C or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

SAT Reasoning Test: Sub-scores of 550 in both Critical Reading and Writing in the same attempt of the SAT Reasoning Test (prior to March 2016); or Test scores of 31 in Writing and Language and 30 in Reading in the same attempt of the Redesigned SAT Reasoning Test;

IELTS: An overall band of 6.5 in IELTS Academic Module;

A score of 93 in the TOEFL internet-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Hong Kong

HKU produces the ‘Most Employable University Graduates in Hong Kong’ and is 10th in producing ‘Most Employable University Graduates in the World’.

  • 1st in Hong Kong - QS World University Rankings in 2022
  • Based in one of world’s most cosmopolitan cities- Hong Kong
  • 22nd in the world - QS World University Rankings in 2022
  • 9 of its disciplines rank in top 25 globally