Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 47002

Duration & Credit Requirement

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


Fund Type
Initial Registration Credits

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

Tuition Fee

HK$3,000 per credit for local students
HK$4,000 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Dr Mo Yang

No information is available at present.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The programme aims:

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

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

(c) to enable students with critical thinking and problem-solving skills in 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, fosters team spirit, and equips 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 the course of MSc study may request 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

  • Applied Biosignal Processing
  • Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
  • Biomedical Microdevices
  • Clinical Biomechanics
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Intellectual Property, Standards & Regulations of Medical Devices
  • Molecular & Functional Imaging: From Body System to Molecules
  • 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.

Other Information

  • Scholarships are available for outstanding students in this programme:

Name of Scholarship

Best Dissertation Award for MSc in Biomedical Engineering

Outstanding Academic Performance Award for MSc in Biomedical Engineering

Eligibility and Scholarship Amount

HK$5,000 to students who receive grade A for their dissertations

HK$10,000 to students who receive grade A+ for their dissertations

HK$20,000 to students who graduate with Distinction

  • Concurrent Enrolment Scheme with the University of Cincinnati
    • ​The Faculty of Engineering (FENG) of PolyU and The University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS) of the U.S. jointly deliver a concurrent enrolment scheme allowing credit transfers between FENG and CEAS and contributing to the award of a Master of Science (MSc) degree from PolyU and a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree from UC. Under the arrangement, it is possible for students joining this PolyU MSc programme to complete two Master’s degrees within one year, one from PolyU(MSc) and one from UC(MEng). Applicants may visit for further details.


For further information, please contact:

Miss Dawn Li
Tel: (852) 3400 8894 

Miss Eunice Peng
Tel: (852) 3400 8577 

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Student Message

As a student of the MSc in the Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering (BME), I accumulated wonderful life experiences. Our courses covered a wide range of interesting topics in advanced materials science, biomedical technology and biomechanics. This variety greatly enriched our professional knowledge and provided us with opportunities to learn the most popular and advanced topics in the biomedical engineering field. The curriculum not only met the needs of students pursuing related work, but also gave us many chances to enhance our research capabilities.

During my study, I had the opportunity to work on combining nanomaterials and protein activity in neurons. This enormously increased my interest in doing research. Fortunately, I was admitted as student to PolyU’s PhD in BME programme. I’m very happy that I can go on enjoying the atmosphere here. I think that the MSc BME programme provided me with a good platform for personal development, and a valuable window to explore my potential in this field.


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