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What will I learn?

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The programme has the following aims:

(a) to nurture professionals and specialists with professional competence, strategic thinking and lifelong learning capability in the biomedical engineering field;

(b) to provide students with the modern engineering knowledge and advanced technology tools necessary for biomedical engineering practice; and

(c) to equip students with critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the biomedical engineering field through high-quality education.


The Biomedical Engineering award adopts an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning. Students from different disciplines are grouped and guided to work on assigned clinical problems. This ensures that our subjects are clinically relevant and technically practical, fosters a team spirit, and equips graduates with the skills necessary to work in multidisciplinary teams.

Recognition & Prospects

This taught postgraduate programme is an ideal choice for those who wish to pursue advanced education in biomedical engineering. The programme reflects the growing importance of state-of-the-art medical devices and healthcare technology for affordable healthcare. It is designed for engineers, scientists and health professionals who are interested in health technology. We provide students with a broad-based knowledge of advances in biomedical engineering, thus enhancing their ability to develop and apply technologies for health and rehabilitation care.


Programme Structure

The programme offers a number of core subjects in Biomedical Engineering, along with other subjects relevant to the health technology and engineering fields. In general, each subject requires one evening class per week over a 13-week semester.

Award Requirements

Students should complete 1 Compulsory Subject, 4 Core Subjects, a research-based Dissertation or 3 other Core Subjects, plus 2 other subjects. Students are encouraged to select a dissertation topic that is relevant to their professional and personal interests.

Students who successfully complete 18 credits but decide not to continue with their MSc studies may ask to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in Biomedical Engineering if they have successfully completed 1 Compulsory Subject, 4 Core Subjects and 1 Elective Subject.

Core Areas of Study

  • Advanced Prosthetics & Orthotics
  • Applied Biosignal Processing
  • Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
  • Biomedical Microdevices
  • Clinical Biomechanics
  • Intellectual Property, Standards & Regulations of Medical Devices
  • Molecular & Functional Imaging: From Body System to Molecules
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Advanced Topics in Health Technology

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$165,000.00 (16,69,196) per year
HK $5,500 per credit
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an institution that is recognized by PolyU. In addition, you must meet the entrance requirements that are specified by individual programmes. PolyU may accept equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

You must satisfy the following specific requirements of this programme:

  • A Bachelor's degree in engineering or applied sciences; OR
  • A degree in a healthcare discipline or a related field; OR
  • An equivalent qualification.

Relevant post-qualification experience in health-related services and industries is preferred.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose, unless otherwise specified by individual programmes concerned:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test;
  • OR
  • An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

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


About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU ranks 66th in the QS World University Rankings and 91st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings internationally.

  • Recognised worldwide for its academic reputation
  • Enjoys impactful research practices in different fields
  • Boasts world-class facilities
  • Welcomes international students from over 30 countries

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