What will I learn?

Biomedical Engineering (BME) is a dynamic, interdisciplinary and rapidly advancing profession that addresses the technological needs of healthcare and related areas.

With an ageing world population, especially those of Hong Kong and China, and rising demand for better disease treatments, emerging health concerns associated with modern living style and continuous expansion of new medical technologies, BME professionals have promising career prospects in hospitals, R&D of healthcare technology, medical device manufacturing and sales, and service management.

This programme offers courses that cover a range of essential topics within BME including biochemical technology, medical imaging, bioinformatics, biomechanics, bionanotechnology, rehabilitation, prosthetics, medical instrumentation and medical device regulatory affairs. Administrated by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, which is the first BME department established in Hong Kong, this programme is taught by faculty members from Faculty of Medicine, School of Life Sciences and Faculty of Engineering. Students are exposed to latest technical contents by practicing specialists.

Why BME?

1) An emerging technology discipline for the 21st century:

  • Improvement of life quality
  • Ageing global population
  • Rapid development in E-medicine and E-health
  • Healthcare has strategic socio-economic importance for Hong Kong and China

2) Career Prospects:

  • Medical technology R&D in academia or hi-tech companies
  • Legal professionals or government offices for supporting medical device regulatory affairs
  • Medical equipment management or clinical engineering in hospitals or healthcare service providers
  • Sales and marketing for healthcare market
  • Medical & Healthcare Professionals
  • Entrepreneurs

What are the career prospects for BME graduates?

Our programme is established to train professional manpower for the BME and related industries. It will prepare students for a career in an industrial, clinical or research environment, independent learning, and postgraduate research or careers in industry or hospitals.
Employment opportunities are excellent and varied. Biomedical engineers can be employed by companies working in the design, development and manufacture of medical devices; in hospitals to collaborate with clinicians in offering non-clinical services; in research institutes or academia; in governmental regulatory agencies; or as technical consultants within marketing departments.
Over the years our graduates have found career opportunities in the healthcare sector, which includes medical scientists/technician in hospital authority, sales and marketing of healthcare devices, R&D and manufacturing.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$165,000.00 (15,76,955) per year
Application deadline

Expected April 2022

More details

Start date

Expected September 2021

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

Applicants must satisfy one of the following:

  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honors not lower than Second Class; or
  • graduated from an honors 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 honors degree
  • graduated with a first degree in other field (with honours not lower than Second Class or equivalent) but having extensive biomedical engineering related content; or

  • applicants with degrees awarded by overseas universities by distance learning or by completing a curriculum of short duration may be required to provide assessment report from the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) on the level of qualification obtained.

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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