BME MSc aims at applying engineering expertise and advances to the field of medical needs and bioscience for the enhancement of healthcare. It is one of the fastest growing engineering disciplines today. There is a growing worldwide recognition that biomedical engineering will have an enormous impact on the upcoming improvement of health services and the emergence of new industries of biomedical-related products. Biomedical engineers will play key roles in designing innovative medical instruments and sensors, deploying the emerging information infrastructure, creating new biomaterials, and developing new medical biotechnologies.

According to a recent long-range forecast, career opportunities for biomedical engineers are expected to grow at double the average rate of all engineering disciplines in the coming decade [Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor]. This is not a U.S. phenomenon only. The development of biomedical engineering is a worldwide trend. Almost all the major universities in the world have now established and continued to strengthen the school / department / program of biomedical engineering or bioengineering during the past years.

Hong Kong is presently in a global trend of exploiting information and biomedical technology to deliver cost-effective and high quality healthcare service. Students trained in biomedical engineering will find challenging and rewarding careers and more opportunities in biomedical-related industries, government service agencies, consulting firms, research institutions, and entrepreneurial and start-ups companies. In this regards, CUHK is in a unique position to take advantage of the opportunity. The proposed Master of Science program in Biomedical Engineering builds on the already strong engineering and medicine faculties at CUHK to provide students with a rigorous background of knowledge, skills, insights, and abilities in individual specialties as well as across the field of biomedical engineering as a whole.

The mission and objectives of the Master of Science program in Biomedical Engineering are described as follows:


To be the premier source of well-educated biomedical engineers in the broad fields of medical devices, biosensors, bioinformatics , biomaterials, medical biotechnologies, and to cultivate future leaders in the field of biomedical engineering.


  • To create a unique and rigorous program that bridges and integrates the fields of pure biomedical and engineering disciplines, and to offer students an exciting interdisciplinary studying environment.
  • To educate and train future leaders in emerging areas which combine state-of-the-art technology with biomedicine applications to support a growing healthcare industry stimulated by breakthroughs in biomedical engineering research.

For more detail, please click below link.
Leaflet of Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Study scheme

Department of Biomedical Engineering offers both part-time and full-time mode study on Master of Science Programme in Biomedical Engineering.

Part-Time Mode Study (2018-19)

  • Normative Study Period *: 2 years
  • Maximum Study Period: 4 years
  • Tuition Fee: HK$132,000 (by 4 installments) for the whole programme (including 8 courses), HK$5,500 per unit.

Full-Time Mode Study (2018-19)

  • Normative Study Period *: 1 year
  • Maximum Study Period: 3 years
  • Tuition Fee: HK$132,000 (by 2 installments) for the whole programme (including 8 courses), HK$5,500 per unit.

Student can select to take all 8 taught courses or 7 taught course + 1 MSc project

Remarks: * - A student who cannot complete all programme requirements within the normative study period shall write to the Graduate School for continuation of study beyond the normative study period, and will be requested to pay fees as required.


Contact person: Ms. Suki S.K. Chow
Address: Room 404, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong.
Tel: (852)3943 0853
Email: bmemsc@cuhk.edu.hk
Homepage: http://www.bme.cuhk.edu.hk

Application procedure

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Applicants should make their applications via the Internet

Application Deadline:
24 November, 2017 (1st round)
29 December, 2017 (2nd round)
9 February, 2018 (3rd round)

After the submission of on-line application, the required supporting documents should be mailed to the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Please send applications to:
Ms. Suki S.K. Chow
BME Program Assistant
Room 404, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong.

Curriculum structure

Students are required to obtain passing grades on a total of 24 units for graduation.

  1. Required courses: 6 units (BMEG 5710 and BMEG 5720)
  2. Elective courses: 18 units

Total: 24 units

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Teaching timetable

Teaching Terms

1st Term: 2017-2018 (Period: September 4, 2017 (Mon) – December 22, 2017 (Fri))

BMEG 5710
BMEG 5720
BMEG 5820
BMEG 5850

2nd Term: 2017-2018 (Period: January 8, 2018 (Mon) – May 4, 2018 (Fri))

BMEG 5730
BMEG 5790
BMEG 5830
BMEG 5840
BMEG 5910

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General Information

Typhoons and Black Rainstorm Arrangement

No class will be held:

  • On any public holidays and;
  • If typhoon signal No. 8 or black rainstorm warning is hoisted.

Suspension of Classes

  • If the local storm warning signal No. 8 or above or the black rainstorm signal is hoisted at 5:00 p.m. , evening classes starting from 6:30 p.m. will be suspended.
  • If the local storm warning signal No. 8 or above or the black rainstorm signal is hoisted during a class period, all classes will be suspended immediately. When the black rainstorm signal is still in force, students are advised to take shelter in a safe place until the weather and traffic conditions have improved.

Examination Arrangements

The examination arrangements will be as follows:

Typhoon Signal Rainstorm Signal Signal Hoisted Examination Arrangements
No. 1 or No. 3 Amber or Red - Examinations to be held as scheduled
No. 8 or above Black rainstorm After start of examination Examinations will continue until the end of the session
No. 8 or above Black rainstorm 5:00 p.m. or after Evening examinations will be postponed. The arrangement for the postponed examinations will be announced by the teachers concerned.