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What will I learn?

This articulated MPhil/PhD programme in Biomedical Engineering is offered by the Faculty of Engineering as an inter-disciplinary programme in close collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine. It builds on the strengths of the two Faculties in biomedical sciences and engineering with the aim to educate future leaders who can master the fundamental knowledge base and innovate technology to address various health and clinical challenges in our time and beyond.

MPhil Stream

An MPhil student is required to complete a number of graduate courses offered by the Division, or by other Divisions of the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Science, subject to the approval of the supervisor and Division Head. The student must submit a satisfactory thesis and successfully defend it. Students with good academic performance in their first year of study may be permitted to transfer to the PhD Stream.

PhD Stream

All students in the PhD Stream are admitted initially to the pre-candidacy status. After completing a required number of graduate courses, passing a candidacy examination, and having successfully defended the thesis proposal, the student will be allowed to progress to the post-candidacy status. The student must complete a PhD thesis with substantial amount of original research work, and have the thesis properly written, presented and successfully defended.

Fields of Specialization

Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine

  • Biomaterials scaffolds and bioactive coatings, stem cell technology, microenvironmental cues in stem cell differentiation, biophysical stimulation and mechanobiology

Biomolecular Engineering and Nano medicine

  • Lab-on-a-chip biosensors, point-of-care devices, microfluidic manipulation and detection of biomolecules, bacterial and mammalian cells, bionanotechnology and delivery of diagnostic and therapeutic molecules

Medical Imaging and Informatics

  • Computer-aided diagnosis, fMRI, THz biomedical imaging & spectroscopy, bioinformatics, health informatics, telemedicine

Medical Instrumentation and Biosensors

  • Wearable sensors and mobile health, home healthcare technology, surgical robotics, wireless capsule endoscopy, wearable robotics for rehabilitation

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (For students with a research master’s degree: Normative period - 36 months, Maximum period - 72 months; students without a research master’s: Normative period - 48 months, Maximum period - 84 months.)

Tuition fees
HK$42,100.00 (4,27,672) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

To be admitted to the MPhil stream, applicants shall have:

  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
  • graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or
  • completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree.

To be admitted to the PhD stream,

  • a Master's degree from a recognized university; or
  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
  • graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or
  • completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree.

To fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes, applicants should have:

obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

achieved scores in the following English Language tests2 as indicated:

  • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5;
  • GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

obtained a pass grade in other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE or

obtained a recognized professional qualification, provided that the examination was conducted in English.

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

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