Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
生物醫學工程理學碩士學位


Sept 2022 Entry
Programme code: 47002

Duration & Credit Requirement

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

30

Fund Type
Self-Financed
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$4,700 per credit for local students
HK$5,500 per credit for non-local students

Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme
A total of 3 fellowships shall be awarded to local students. Please click here for details.

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the fellowship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Dr Youhua TAN

 

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Puxiang LAI

Remarks

This programme provides three award titles:  

  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Rehabilitation Engineering) 
  • Master of science in Biomedical Engineering (Digital Health) 

 

Aims & Characteristics

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The programme has the following 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; and

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

 

Characteristics

Students have the flexibility to select combinations of subjects that allow them to graduate with a specialism award as follows:

  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Rehabilitation Engineering) 
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Digital Health) 

 

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition & Prospects

This taught postgraduate programme is an ideal choice for those who wish to pursue advanced education in biomedical engineering. The programme reflects the growing importance 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 health technology. We provide students with a broad-based knowledge of advances in biomedical engineering, thus enhancing their ability to develop and apply technologies for health and rehabilitation care.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Programme Structure

The programme provides the option for students to engage either in the full-time or part-time study mode.

  • Full-time students normally take five subjects per semester and the normal study period is 1 year.
  • Part-time students normally take two to three subjects per semester and the normal study period is 2.5 years.

In general, each subject requires a 3-hour class per week over a 13-week semester and subjects are offered on weekday evenings.

 

Students who enrol in the programme have the option to select from a wide range of subjects in Biomedical Engineering, Rehabilitation Engineering, Digital Health as well as other subjects relevant to the health technology and engineering field. They can also select combinations of subjects that allow them to graduate with a specialism award.

 

Award Requirements

Students need to obtain 30 credits for graduation. The curriculum for each award is listed as follows.

For Award Title: Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Students must complete:

(i)   1 Compulsory Subject: 

  • Research Methods & Biostatistics

(ii)  9 Elective Subjects (or 6 Elective Subjects plus Dissertation) 

 

For Award Title: Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Rehabilitation Engineering)

Students must complete:

(i)   5 Compulsory Subjects:                

  • Advanced Prosthetics and Orthotics  
  • Clinical and Sports Biomechanics * 
  • Digital Design and Manufacturing for Biomedical Engineering *  
  • Modern Rehabilitation Engineering and Robotics * 
  • Research Methods & Biostatistics  

​(ii)  5 Elective Subjects (or 2 Elective Subjects plus Dissertation)  

 

For Award Title: Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Digital Health)

Students must complete:

(i)   5 Compulsory Subjects: 

  • Biomedical Microdevices  
  • Medical Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics * 
  • Molecular and Functional Imaging: From Body System to Molecules 
  • Research Methods & Biostatistics 
  • Wearable Technology for Digital Health *   

(ii)  5 Elective Subjects (or 2 Elective Subjects plus Dissertation)  

* Subject to approval

 

Subject List

  • Advanced Prosthetics & Orthotics (高級假肢與矯形學)
  • Advanced Topics in Health Technology (健康技術高級主題)
  • Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering (生物材料與組織工程)
  • Biomedical Microdevices (生物醫學微器件)
  • Clinical and Sports Biomechanics (臨床及運動生物力學)*
  • Digital Design and Manufacturing for Biomedical Engineering (生物醫學中的數碼化設計與製造)*
  • Dissertation (研究論文)
  • Intellectual Property, Standards & Regulations of Medical Devices (醫療器械的知識產權,標準和法規)
  • Medical Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (醫學人工智能與數據分析)*
  • Modern Rehabilitation Engineering and Robotics (現代康復工程與機器人)*
  • Molecular and Functional Imaging: From Body System to Molecules (分子和功能成像:從人體系統到分子)
  • Nanobiotechnology (納米生物技術)
  • Research Methods & Biostatistics (研究方法與生物統計學)
  • Wearable Technology for Digital Health (數碼健康的可穿戴技術)*

* Subject to approval

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

You must satisfy the following specific requirements of this programme:

  • A Bachelor's degree in engineering or applied sciences; 
    OR
  • A degree in a healthcare discipline or a related field;
    OR
  • 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

Other Information

Scholarships

  • Excellent Entrance Scholarship
  • Outstanding Performance Scholarship
  • Excellent Dissertation Scholarship

Enquiries

Enquiries

For further information, please contact:

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

 

Or visit our website: 
https://www.polyu.edu.hk/bme/education/taught-postgraduate

Email: bme.info@polyu.edu.hk

Student Message

Student Message


Keen to expand my multi-disciplinary knowledge to the biomedical domain, I enrolled in the MSc in Biomedical Engineering at PolyU. This programme enriched my knowledge of engineering and broadened my horizons in the biomedical field. Moreover, the programme completely changed my mindset regarding learning.

 

The interdisciplinary coursework and research-oriented learning required by this programme necessitated hard work and made me consider everything critically. I realised that when I did not think too much about the future, slowed my pace a little, and just focused on what I needed to do day by day, I could see the “bigger picture”. I learned that life is not guaranteed and that we should enjoy every moment.

 

After graduating from the MSc BME, I worked as a project assistant in my department, and will enrol in a chiropractic programme in 2021. PolyU’s MSc programme was a wonderful journey in my life, which not only equipped me with interdisciplinary knowledge but also paved the way for the development of my future career.


YIU Yu Hang



I consider myself very lucky to have enrolled in the MSc BME programme offered by the Department of Biomedical Engineering at PolyU. This programme greatly broadened my knowledge in the field. The skills and knowledge I gained are very useful for my career development. The programme provides multidisciplinary courses, including biomaterials, nanobiotechnology, neuroimaging, biomechanics, and rehabilitation, as well as experimental skills that can help students to conduct research and complete tasks in the fields of material science, clinical and medical engineering, tissue engineering, etc.

 

Not only was the course content informative, but our teachers were also very professional, kind, and patient, teaching us the content in ways that were easy to understand. On campus, we met international students from all over the world. Thus, we not only improve our academic standing but also made friends from other cultures. This programme was definitely a wonderful journey for me. The many kind people I met, from professors to classmates, have always stayed in my mind.

 

I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to enrol in the MSc BME at PolyU. This programme shaped a fantastic future for me!


SHI Shuo



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