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.
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
- Normative Study Period *: 2 years
- Maximum Study Period: 4 years
- Tuition Fee: Four installments of HK$33,000
Full-Time Mode Study
- Normative Study Period *: 1 year
- Maximum Study Period: 3 years
- Tuition Fee: Two installments of HK$66,000
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. Winnie F. K. Wong|
|Address:||Room 213, William M. W. Mong Engineering Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong.
|Tel:||(852) 3943 8337|
|Fax:||(852) 2603 6002|
Applicants should make their applications via the Internet
Application Deadline: April 30, 2017
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. Winnie F. K. WONG
BME Program Assistant
Room 213, William M. W. Mong Engineering Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong.
Applicable to students admitted in 2016-17 and before
- Required courses: 9 units (BMEG 5710, BMEG 5720 and BEMG 5910)
- Elective courses: 15 units
Total: 24 units
Applicable to students admitted in 2017-18 and thereafter
- Required courses: 6 units (BMEG 5710 and BMEG 5720)
- Elective courses: 18 units
Total: 24 units
1st Term: 2016-2017 (Period: September 5, 2016 (Mon) – December 23, 2016 (Fri))
2nd Term: 2016-2017 (Period: January 9, 2017 (Mon) – May 12, 2017 (Fri))
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.
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.|