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Programme Information 理學碩士課程

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.

生物醫學工程 (BME) 致力於醫療保健及相關領域的技術需求發展,是一個充滿活力、跨學科和迅速發展的行業。

隨著世界人口老化 (特別是香港和中國), 疾病治療標準持續提高,現代生活方式引起的健康問題日益嚴重,新型醫療設備的需求相繼不斷擴大,生物醫學工程(BME)專業人才在醫院、醫療保健技術研發、醫療器械製造和銷售以及服務管理上的發展機會大幅提升。


Mission 使命

  • To be the premier source of well-educated biomedical engineers in the broad fields of medical devices, biosensors, bioinformatics, biomaterials, medical biotechnologies, and to nurture future leaders in the field of biomedical engineering.
  • 在醫療儀器、生物感測器、生物資訊、生物材料、醫學生物科技的廣闊領域中,培育一群受良好培訓的生物醫學工程師作先驅,以及在生物醫學工程學裡栽培未來的領袖。

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New Leaflet of Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Information Session

Information Session

Date: 19 October, 2024 (Sat)
Time: 11:00a.m. (Hong Kong Time)
Venue: Room 1122, 11/F, William M.W. Mong Engineering, CUHK
Synchronous Online: Meeting ID: 920 9986 0969
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Graduation Requirements

Students are required to obtain a total of 30 units with all in pass grades for graduation.

  1. Required courses: 6 units (BMEG 5710 and BMEG 5720)
  2. Elective courses: 24 units

Total: 30 units

Students may take all 10 taught courses OR 8 taught courses + MSc Project

Curriculum Structure

Required courses

Code Title Unit
BMEG5710 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 3
BMEG5720 Basic Biomedical Science 3

Elective courses**

Code Title Unit
BMEG5530 Tissue Engineering 3
BMEG5540 BioMEMS and Biophotonics 3
BMEG5730 Medical Devices and Sensor Networks 3
BMEG5750 Medical Robotics 3
BMEG5760 Bioelectronics and Nanotechnology 3
BMEG5790 Bioinformatics 3
BMEG5820 Virtual Medicine and Computer Aided Surgery 3
BMEG5830 Medical Imaging 3
BMEG5840 Biomedical Engineering Laboratories 3
BMEG5850 Medcial Device Regulatory Affairs and Intellectual Property 3
BMEG5860 E-Health Technologies 3
MSc Project I
MSc Project II


  • Each course requires one evening class per week over a 13-week semester.
    *MSc project is 6-unit 2-semester course with each student working on ONE topic under the supervision of a faculty member. Student must complete BMEG5920 and BMEG5930 at the same academic year.
  • Students are allowed to take up TWO elective courses from the following specified group; subject to approval of Divisions/Units concerned.
    School of Life Sciences, CUHK
    Other Division from Faculty of Engineering, CUHK

    **Offering of elective taught courses are subject to needs and availability**

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Study mode

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

Full-Time Mode Study (2025-26)

  • Normative Study Period *: 1 year
  • Maximum Study Period: 3 years
  • Tuition Fee: **HK$198,000 (by 2 installments) for the whole programme, HK$6,600 per unit.

Part-Time Mode Study (2025-26)

  • Normative Study Period *: 3 years
  • Maximum Study Period: 4 years
  • Tuition Fee: **HK$198,000 (by 5 installments) for the whole programme, HK$6,600 per unit.

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.

** Students may benefit substantial tuition fee reduction up to HK$33,000 through several award schemes based on their academic performance (see below "Project Award Scheme")

Project Award Scheme

The following awards will be offered to students who have demonstrated outstanding performance in research and development activities (applicable for 2019 intake and thereafter).

Project Excellence Award: HK$18,000

  • Students who have achieved grade B+ or above in MSc Project

Research Excellence Award: HK$10,000

  • Eligibility for Application: First author of a publication in an international peer-reviewed journal based on his/her work conducted in MSc Project

    (for current students or alumni within 2 years after the date of graduation)

International Conference Scholarship: HK$5,000

  • Eligibility for Application: Acceptance of an abstract submitted as the first author to an international conference outside of Greater China Region based on the students’ work conducted in MSc Project

    (for current students or alumni within 2 years after the date of graduation)

Entry Requirement

1. Qualifications for Admission:

The applicant should have

  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree in a relevant Engineering, Science, or Medical discipline, 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" in undergraduate courses; or
  • completed a course of study in tertiary educational institutes and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree (not lower than Second Class or equivalent); or
  • 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.

2. Additional Entry Requirements:

All applicants should fulfill the General Qualifications for Admission and the English Language Proficiency Requirement prescribed by the Graduate School. For more details, please visit the Graduate School’s homepage at

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Application procedure

Normally starts in September and ends in April every academic year. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis according to below deadline until all places have been filled. Early application is strongly recommended.

Application Deadline:
1st round: 15 November, 2024
2nd round: 15 January, 2025
Last round: 30 April, 2025 (subject to availability of places)

How to apply: Applicants should

(i) make their applications via the Internet (; and

(ii) mail all required documentary proof to our department by the deadline if already graduation.
**For details of required documents, please visit

Mailing Address:
Ms. Suki S.K. Chow
Programme Assistant
MSc Programme in Biomedical Engineering
General office, Room 1120, 11/F, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong.

Application submitted after 30 April may be considered, subject to availability of places. Please contact Ms. Suki Chow ( for more details.

Teaching timetable

Teaching Terms

1st Term: 2024-2025 (Period: September 2, 2024 (Mon) – December 21, 2024 (Sat))

BMEG 5540 BioMEMS and Biophotonics
BMEG 5710 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
BMEG 5720 Basic Biomedical Science
BMEG 5820 Virtual Medicine and Computer Aided Surgery
BMEG 5830 Medical Imaging
BMEG 5860 E-Health Technologies
BMEG 5920 MSc Project I

2nd Term: 2024-2025 (Period: January 6, 2025 (Mon) – May 10, 2025 (Sat))

BMEG 5530 Tissue Engineering
BMEG 5750 Medical Robotics
BMEG 5760 Bioelectronics and Bio-Nanotechnology
BMEG 5790 Bioinformatics
BMEG 5840 Biomedical Engineering Laboratories
BMEG 5850 Medical Device Regulatory Affairs and Intellectual Property
BMEG 5930 MSc Project II

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Q & A

Why BME?

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

2) Career Prospects:

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.

My first degree in other fields (not Engineering, Science or Medical) can I also apply?

Graduated with a first degree in other fields but have appropriate experience related to biomedical engineering and/or science and technology can also apply and we will consider for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Should I need to provide Personal Statement or a Curriculum Vitae as a supporting document when I apply? What supporting documents are required for application?

Personal statement or Curriculum Vitae (CV) is not required. But you may also provide it to the Programme for reference.
You are required to submit the following application documents before the application deadlines:

  • Official transcripts (with a complete record of courses attended and examination results) and grading schemes of all tertiary level studies issued by the Registry of your universities*;
  • Copy of degree certificate;
  • Documentary proof of fulfilling the English Language Proficiency Requirement (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL)**;
  • Confidential recommendations from 2 referees; and
  • Copy of your ID card or other identity document.

Remarks:For details of required documents, please visit

*Photocopies will NOT be accepted (except CUHK qualifications). Applicants should download the Transcript Submission Covering Sheet and send it to the issuing universities to apply for official transcripts. Official transcripts should be sent to us in a sealed envelope directly from the issuing university.
**For details of English Language Proficiency Requirement, please visit


Scholarship(s) are awarded to BME M.Sc. graduates every year. Regulations governing the award of scholarships are as follows:

  • Scholarship(s) will be awarded to BME M.Sc. graduates who are on the Dean’s List upon graduation.
  • The amount of each scholarship is HK$5,000.

The name list of awarded


Contact person: Ms. Suki S.K. Chow
Address: General Office, Room 1120, 11/F, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong.
Tel: (852)3943 0853

General Information

No face-to-face class will be held:

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

Typhoons and Black Rainstorm Arrangement

Suspension of Face-to-Face Classes

  • If the local storm warning signal No. 8 or above or the black rainstorm signal is hoisted at 5:00 p.m. , evening face-to-face classes starting from 6:30 p.m. will be suspended. Course teacher concerned may arrange online class as scheduled, please refer to relevant announcement on blackboard
  • If the local storm warning signal No. 8 or above or the black rainstorm signal is hoisted during a class period, all face-to-face 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.