Sept 2023 EntryProgramme code: JS3150
Accumulation of at least 121 (for Biomedical Engineering stream students) or 131 (for Biomedical Engineering with Prosthetics and Orthotics stream students) credits plus 5 Industrial Centre training credits and 4 (for Biomedical Engineering stream students) or 8 (for Biomedical Engineering with Prosthetics and Orthotics stream students) Work-Integrated Education training credits for the award of BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Engineering.
Dr Hin Chung LAU
Biomedical engineering is recognised around the world as one of the fastest growing areas of innovation. It covers a wide spectrum of applications, such as devices used by health professionals in their diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative practices; implants that are placed in patients for their health maintenance; prostheses, orthoses and assistive devices that are used by people with special needs to facilitate their daily activities; and healthcare products and exercise equipment for general health promotion.
This developing global field requires professionals who understand both the health issues that motivate these technologies and the engineering solutions that they offer. It needs individuals with a solid foundation in both health sciences and engineering technologies.
Our BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Engineering curriculum prepares students for such a challenging career. They have opportunities to take subjects in both life sciences and engineering and to integrate these concepts into interdisciplinary applications to improve human health.
In addition to building foundational knowledge through classes on campus, students engage in practical learning through an industrial internship/clinical attachment (a 280 hour industrial internship for BME stream students and a 560 hour clinical attachment for BME with P&O stream students). These internships/attachments offer good opportunities for students to put what they have learned into practice and accumulate work experience for their future careers. The internships/attachments take place in industry settings and hospitals, and some of our students participate in overseas placements (e.g. in Canada, China, Czech Republic, Japan, Singapore, the UK and the USA).
Exchange opportunities are available with our overseas partner institutes:
Students also have opportunities to join the Faculty-level and University-level exchange programmes.
Re-accreditation will be sought from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) for this programme.
Students who complete the prosthetics or orthotics courses offered in the programme are eligible to sit the certification examination of the Hong Kong Society of Certified Prosthetist-Orthotists (HKSCPO). The programme has also been accredited by the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) as a Category I professional programme.
Professional Engineering Practice
Professional Clinical Practice
Basic and Applied Research in Engineering, Biology or Medicine
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained here.
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Scheme in Biomedical Engineering
Only students with a cumulative GPA of 2.70 or above can be considered for the enrollment of one of the below-mentioned Secondary Major:
The Secondary Major-offering Department may set a quota and additional admission requirements apart from the above GPA requirement. Students must apply to and obtain approval from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, not later than the commencement of the second year of study, to be admitted to the Secondary Major.
Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.
There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):
2022/23 Average Score: Any Best 5 Subjects (with Subject Weighting) = 217.4
2023/24 Flexible Admission Threshold Score: Any Best 5 Subjects (without subject weighting) = 25.0
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