Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (options: BEng Biomedical Engineering, BEng Mechanical Engineering)

Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1207
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (options: BEng Biomedical Engineering, BEng Mechanical Engineering)
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Admissions Tutor
Dr Chung TIN
Deputy Admissions Tutor
Dr Patrick P L WONG
Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1207
The Mechanical Engineering programme/majors will start admitting Advanced Standing I students from 2017 onward. The Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Mechatronic Engineering programmes/majors will only admits Advanced Standing II students in 2017.

Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (MBE) aims to provide world-class education and to conduct research in emerging fields of engineering. To meet these aims, the Department adopts an interdisciplinary approach and includes subject areas that ensure our graduates are equipped to meet Hong Kong’s current and future needs. The Department was established in 2011, following the reorganisation of the former Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management.

The Department currently offers majors in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering; two inter-disciplinary majors in Biomedical Engineering and Nuclear and Risk Engineering; and Total Quality Engineering, which is co-hosted with the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management. The Department has over 35 faculty members, with academic strengths in areas including robotics and automation, mechanics and materials engineering, MEMS and biomedical engineering.

Note: Students who are interested in the co-hosted major, Total Quality Engineering, should apply for Advanced Standing II admission via the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management.

Students who are interested in the Nuclear and Risk Engineering programme (admission code: 1692) should apply for direct admission to the programme.

Please refer to the Department's website for more information about the MBE Department.


1. 生物醫學工程:課程旨在培養出可綜合工程技術與生命科學從而促進人類健康的卓越人才。畢業生能夠應用跨學科知識服務於多個領域,如醫療器械,醫學診斷與治療技術,醫藥開發,公共健康,食物安全,生物安全測量,以及各類與生物工程技術有關的行業。

2. 機械工程: 課程旨在提供一個集教育、創新科技與研究的全面課程。畢業生能夠應用機械工程知識作出專業剖析和判斷,應用於廣泛領域如材料開發、系統分析、自動化工程和微納米科技等。

3. 核子及風險工程:課程旨在為核子和風險工程領域培養出具備多門學科知識的卓越人才,以滿足社會對低碳發電、醫療和風險工程之人才渴求。畢業生可在廣泛的相關專業工作,如核電行業、材料工程、核醫學相關行業、輻射防護、環境保護、核放射設備業、金融業風險評估和災害管理等。

Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants holding a 12-year school-leaving qualification or a partially completed sub-degree qualification will apply for admission to first-year studies at the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering. During their first year of studies, students will study a broad range of Gateway Education (GE) and College/Department core courses. Students will enter a major after one year of study. The top 40% of students of the Department [based on (i) cumulative grade point average (CGPA) at the end of Semester B; (ii) no failed grades in any courses in Semesters A and B; and (iii) completion of at least 30 credit units in Semesters A and B, including the number of credit units specified by the College/Department for its required courses] will have free choice of majors offered by the Department. The other 60% of students will be allocated a major within the Department, subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors.

Current major options: Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering. The University reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings.

Applicants holding a 13-year school-leaving qualification, an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or a General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCEAL) qualification may apply for admission to a major offered by the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering with Advanced Standing I, or to the Department to study the four-year programme without advanced standing (first-year studies).

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and expected to have a relevant engineering qualification.

Local applicants with HKDSE English Language below Level 3 are required to have a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (Internet-based test), IELTS overall band score of 6.5, or equivalent.

First-Year Curriculum

Subject Area

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units

Gateway Education (15 credit units)


GE1401 & GE2410

EL0200A / EL0200B

(a) University English &
Discipline Specific English
- English for Engineering

OR English for Academic Purposes 1 & 2
(depending on students' language background)



(b) Gateway Education courses


College-specified Courses (9 credit units)


MA1200 / MA1300

Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra I /
Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra I


MA1201 / MA1301

Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra II /
Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II



CS1102 / CS1302

Introduction to Computer Studies /
Introduction to Computer Programming^


College Requirement (6 credit units)

Choose two from the following three subject areas (6 credit units)*:



General Physics I








Discovery in Biology





^ Subject to sufficient enrollments.

* Students are advised to take AP1201 in the first year as a prerequisite for core courses to be taken in Year 2.

Remark: The above First-Year Curriculum is only applicable for students admitted into the four-year programme (1207).

Major Option(s) Currently Available (The University reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings.)