BEng Bioengineering#

Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1693
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 3 years (for Advanced Standing I); 2 years (for Advanced Standing II)
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Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Major Leader
Dr Peng SHI
Deputy Major Leader
Dr Cecil T H CHEN
Admissions Tutor
Dr Chung TIN
Remark: # This major is hosted by the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (MBE), in conjunction with the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS), Chemistry (CHEM), Computer Science (CS), Electronic Engineering (EE), and Materials Science and Engineering (MSE).

Our Target

This major aims to pursue excellence in education, research and innovation through the fusion of engineering with life sciences for the advancement of human health. The objectives of the major are to provide integrative educational opportunities that allow students to learn passionately, think critically and independently and innovate creatively so that they are prepared:

  • for professional employment in areas such as the medical device industry, medical diagnostics and treatment techniques, public health consulting, drug discovery, food safety and bio-security testing and the advancement of various biotechnologies; and
  • to contribute to communities and professional groups using the unique competencies provided by their bioengineering educational experiences.

Start Your Career Here

As a graduate, you will find career opportunities in engineering services, public health consulting, government departments and laboratories and the commercial and educational sectors. Alternately, you can pursue postgraduate studies. This major will provide you with the expertise required to meet the needs of increasing public concern regarding food safety and quality, bio-security, the growing demand for advancements in pharmaceutical and health maintenance products, medical diagnostics and therapeutic treatments and an awareness of human health and wellness.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have studied a science- or engineering-related discipline at a high school or post-secondary institution


have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥ 3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award in a science- or engineering-related discipline.

Preference will be given to applicants with physics and mathematics backgrounds.

HKDSE students will apply through JUPAS. They may select this major after the first year of study at the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (JS1207, first-year studies). For details, click here.

Curriculum Structure

For details of the programme's curriculum structure, please visit the 'Undergraduate Catalogue' (Note: The catalogue for the 2016 cohort is for reference only. The 2017 catalogue will be published around July 2017.)

What You Will Be Studying

There are four main subject areas:

  • fundamentals of general engineering and science;
  • biology (molecules and cells, genetics and proteomics, cell transport and signalling and microbiology);
  • biotechnology (biomechanics, measurement, bio-instrumentation, bioinformatics, tissue engineering, micro/nano technology for bioengineering, bio-safety and security); and
  • medical engineering (medical imaging and signal processing, quantitative human physiology, health maintenance and wellness technology, technology for drug discovery and technology for regenerative medicine).

Industrial Training and International Exchange

The College of Science and Engineering and the Department offer work placement opportunities through various internship schemes that provide students with full-time job attachments in firms not only in Hong Kong, but also in the Pearl River Delta region and overseas. Through such placements, students will:

  • gain solid experience in a real-world work environment;
  • develop problem-solving abilities and interpersonal skills;
  • learn the right attitudes towards work and professionalism; and
  • broaden their experience and enhance their employability.

For details, please visit the College's Co-operative Education Centre's website.

Furthermore, for students to broaden their educational horizons, gain language experience and enhance their awareness of different cultures, the Department, College and University offer a number of credit-bearing exchange programmes with various partner institutions around the world including universities in Australia, Canada, Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region.

Please visit CityU's website and the Department's website for details of our outbound exchange programmes.

Professional Recognition

This major has sought provisional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), a signatory member of the Washington Accord under which all members agree to recognise each other’s accredited Engineering degree programmes.

Did You Know?

  • By 2050, 31% or more than 400 million of China’s population will be over 60 years old ( In addition, air and chemical pollution, threats to bio-security, obesity and the rapid spread of infectious diseases all impose enormous pressure on the provision of trained professionals in the field of bioengineering
  • The Hong Kong government has clearly identified medical and testing/certification services being among the six industries which Hong Kong has clear advantages for further development. The Bioengineering major will serve to educate future professionals in these industries.