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What will I learn?

This major aims to pursue excellence in education, research and innovation through the fusion of engineering with life sciences for the advancement of human health. The objectives of the major are to provide integrative educational opportunities that allow students to learn passionately, think critically and independently and innovate creatively so that they are:

  1. able to apply their skills to a variety of challenges in their chosen field;
  2. equipped with the spirit of innovation, creativity, adaptability and critical thinking to solve problems in biomedical engineering-related professions;
  3. able to function effectively in multidisciplinary team environments and communicate with a variety of audiences;
  4. able to demonstrate competency in their chosen fields, and make decisions that are socially and ethically responsible; and
  5. able to build and expand upon their undergraduate foundations by engaging in learning opportunities throughout their careers.

The four main subject areas are:

  • fundamentals of general engineering and science;
  • biology (molecules and cells, genetics and proteomics, cell transport and signalling and microbiology);
  • biotechnology (biomechanics, measurement, bio-instrumentation, bioinformatics, tissue engineering, micro/nano technology for biomedical engineering, bio-safety and security); and
  • medical engineering (medical imaging and signal processing, quantitative human physiology, health maintenance and wellness technology, technology for drug discovery and technology for regenerative medicine).

Professional Recognition

This major has been granted provisional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), a signatory member of the Washington Accord under which all members agree to recognise each other’s accredited Engineering degree programmes.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) aims to provide world-class education and to conduct research in emerging fields of engineering. To achieve these aims, the Department adopts an interdisciplinary approach and includes subject areas that ensure our graduates are equipped to meet Hong Kong's current and future needs. The Department was established in 2018, following the reorganisation of the former Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering.

The Department currently offers a major in Biomedical Engineering. The Department’s faculty members have interdisciplinary backgrounds with academic strengths in areas including (a) biomedical imaging and bioinstrumentation; (b) cell/tissue engineering and biomechanics; (c) robotics and artificial intelligence for biomedical applications; and (d) biosensors and health informatics. Please refer to the Department's website for more information about the BME Department.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (14,16,287) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold an a minimum diploma point score of 30 (out of 45) is required. English Language Requirements: a TOEFL Minimum total score 550 on the paper-based test / 79 on the Internet-based test; IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 or above; Cambridge ESOL Examinations: One of the following: Grade C or above in Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE); Grade C or above in Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

For international students

Applicants are required to have 12 or 13 years of schooling (primary and secondary). To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants should have attained the minimum grade specified, or where a grade is not specified, an acceptable pass. Entry requirements vary country by country.

Applicants who obtained their entrance qualifications in a language other than English will need an acceptable result in an approved English qualification. The following qualifications are accepted as proof of English language proficiency:

  • TOEFL: Minimum total score of 79 in the Internet-based test
  • IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 or above
  • Cambridge ESOL Examinations - One of the following: Grade C or above in Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE); Grade C or above in Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

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


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