What will I learn?

Programme Aims and Features

The BEng(BME) (6925) degree is offered by the Faculty of Engineering in conjunction with LKS Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong. The goal of this programme is to cultivate the next generation of engineers who will play an integral role in improving health and quality of life through engineering designs/principles and technological innovations. Built upon a strong interdisciplinary foundation across basic sciences, mathematics, engineering and life sciences, this programme covers a wide scope of modern BME disciplines and a variety of BME-related experiential learning opportunities. Such inclusive training allows students to learn how to apply engineering principles to advance biomedical practices and research; and to establish professional, ethical and social responsibilities on health-related issues.

The programme features are as follows:

Interdisciplinary and inclusive BME training

It offers foundation courses in electrical/mechanical engineering, biochemistry and life sciences. It also provides inclusive BME training that covers quantitative and design-oriented analysis to tackle biomedical diagnostic/therapeutic problems; hands-on learning (research/internship opportunities); and the exposure to a wide variety of advanced BME topics, ranging from tissue engineering, biomaterial and biotransport, bioinformatics, to biomedical imaging technologies/applications.

An articulation pathway to MBBS programme

The programme allows high-caliber students to opt for the MBBS Programme (offered by LKS Faculty of Medicine), subject to holistic assessment based on academic and interview performance. Upon completion of the BEng (BME) degree, the selected BME students can be given advanced standing with exemption of at most 2 years.

Diverse graduation pathways

The programme prepares the BME graduates with a broad career pathways in the biomedical/biotechnology industry in research and development (including co-founding biotechnology-related start-ups), practicing as biomedical engineers in hospital and other public sectors, and further education in graduate (Master or Ph.D. degrees) in Hong Kong or overseas.

Professional Recognition

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$171,000.00 (US$ 22,000) per year
Application deadline

Expected August 2022

More details

Start date

Expected 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. 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 (from March 2016). SAT Subject Tests: 650 in each of the 3 subjects; AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects. SAT score will vary according to the program selected.

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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