Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Jan 2021 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$3,600 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

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 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.

Other Information

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For further information, please contact:

Miss Dawn Li
Tel: (852) 3400 8894 


Miss Eunice Peng
Tel: (852) 3400 8896


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Student Message

Science and technology are changing with each passing day. Biomedical engineering leads us to a better future. The applications of biomedical engineering technologies can prevent or heal trauma and disease and make people healthier, more beautiful and longer-living. This was my motivation to join the BME field. PolyU's MSc in Biomedical Engineering programme provides a flexible mode of study, so I chose to complete my study in part-time mode.


This multi-disciplinary programme expanded my knowledge in the engineering field. The digital factory has a variety of advanced equipment and computer software that provides a good environment for dissertation writing. My dissertation integrated bio-mechanical analysis, computer-aided design, 3D scanning, data analysis and 3D printing technologies. Under the guidance of my supervisor, Prof. Ming ZHANG, I got an excellent grade for my dissertation, which greatly strengthened my confidence in taking a PhD programme.


I have been admitted as PhD student in the Department of BME starting September 2019. It would be an important journey in my life. And I look forward to my new development.

HONG Tung Ho

The dream of improving the quality of clinical rehabilitation and integrating the most advanced technologies into neurological rehabilitation has driven me to choose postgraduate coursework in the field of biomedical engineering. The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering at PolyU has equipped me with multidisciplinary knowledge, covering biomaterials, nanobiotechnology, neuroimaging, biomechanics and neural engineering and rehabilitation, as well as the skills I need to carry out research independently.


Moreover, I am so happy to have had the opportunity to conduct a dissertation project in the field of neural engineering and rehabilitation in Dr HU Xiaoling's lab. I really enjoy implementing cutting-edge robot-assisted devices and translating state-of-the-art technologies into rehabilitation training for upper extremity functions in people with neurological disabilities, which has enhanced my understanding of neurological rehabilitation.


I have decided to continue my research life as a research assistant and will apply for a PhD in the future. Studying at PolyU is a wonderful journey in my life which has helped shape my future academic career.

ZHANG Bingbing

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