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Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Sept 2020 Entry
Programme code: 47002

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Stream Code

BMF (Full-time)
BMP (Part-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation


Initial Registration Credits

For local students
9 (Full-time)
3 (Part-time)
For non-local students
9 (Full-time)
6 (Part-time)

Fund Type Self-Financed

Tuition Fee

HK$3,600 per credit for local students
HK$4,800 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Prof. Mo YANG

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Youhua TAN

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The programme aims:

(a) to nurture professionals and specialists with professional competence, strategic thinking and lifelong learning capability in the biomedical engineering field;

(b) to provide students with the modern engineering knowledge and advanced technology tools necessary for biomedical engineering practice;

(c) to enable students with critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the biomedical engineering field through a high quality education.



The Biomedical Engineering award adopts an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning. Students from different disciplines are grouped and guided to work on assigned clinical problems, which ensures that our subjects are clinically relevant and technically practical, foster team spirit and equip graduates with the skills necessary to work in multidisciplinary teams.

Recognition & Prospects

This taught postgraduate programme is an ideal choice for those who would like to pursue advanced education in biomedical engineering. The programme addresses the growing importance of the development of state of the art medical devices and healthcare technology for affordable healthcare. It is designed for engineers, scientists and health professionals who are interested in the health technology field. We provide students with a broad-based knowledge of advances in biomedical engineering, thus enhancing their ability to develop and apply technology in health and rehabilitation care.


Programme Structure

The programme offers a number of core subjects in Biomedical Engineering, and other subjects of common concern in the health technology and engineering fields. In general, each subject requires one evening class per week over a 13-week semester.


Award Requirements

Students should complete 1 Compulsory Subject, 4 Core Subjects, a research-based Dissertation or 3 other Core Subjects, plus 2 other subjects. Students are encouraged to select a dissertation topic that is relevant to their professional and personal interests.


Students who successfully complete 18 credits but decide not to continue with their MSc studies may ask to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in Biomedical Engineering if they have successfully completed 1 Compulsory Subject, 4 Core Subjects and 1 Elective Subject.


Core Areas of Study

  • Advanced Prosthetics & Orthotics
  • Applied Biosignal Processing
  • Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
  • Biomedical Microdevices
  • Clinical Biomechanics
  • Intellectual Property, Standards & Regulations of Medical Devices
  • Molecular & Functional Imaging: From Body System to Molecules
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Advanced Topics in Health Technology
  • Dissertation

Entrance Requirements

You must satisfy the following specific requirements of this programme:

  • A Bachelor's degree in engineering or applied sciences; 
  • A degree in a healthcare discipline or a related field;
  • An equivalent qualification.


Relevant post-qualification experience in health-related services and industries is preferred.


If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.


For further information, please contact:

Miss Dawn Li
Tel: (852) 3400 8894 
Email: dawn.li@polyu.edu.hk


Miss Eunice Peng
Tel: (852) 3400 8896
Email: bme.info@polyu.edu.hk


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