BEng Biomedical Engineering#


Year of Entry 2019
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1211
BEng Biomedical Engineering#
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :

10 for the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
Programme Website Click here to open
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Direct/Non-JUPAS Application Deadline
3 Jan 2019 (Local & Non-local)
Admissions Tutor
Dr Chung TIN
Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1211
# This major is hosted by the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), in conjunction with the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS), Chemistry (CHEM), Computer Science (CS), Electronic Engineering (EE), Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), and Mechanical Engineering (MNE).





一張輪椅 一份堅持
(Mr. Lam Wah Shing is currently a PhD student at the Department of Biomedical Engineering.)


Microrobots delivering cells to precise locations in the body

Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) aims to provide world-class education and to conduct research in emerging fields of engineering. To achieve 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 2018, following the reorganisation of the former Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering.

The Department currently offers a major in Biomedical Engineering. The Department’s faculty members have interdisciplinary backgrounds with academic strengths in areas including (a) biomedical imaging and bioinstrumentation; (b) cell/tissue engineering and biomechanics; (c) robotics and artificial intelligence for biomedical applications; and (d) biosensors and health informatics. Please refer to the Department's website for more information about the BME Department.

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


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:

  1. able to apply their skills to a variety of challenges in their chosen field;
  2. equipped with the spirit of innovation, creativity, adaptability and critical thinking to solve problems in biomedical engineering-related professions;
  3. able to function effectively in multidisciplinary team environments and communicate with a variety of audiences;
  4. able to demonstrate competency in their chosen fields, and make decisions that are socially and ethically responsible; and
  5. able to build and expand upon their undergraduate foundations by engaging in learning opportunities throughout their careers.

Admission Arrangements for Direct / Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants to this programme (admission code: 1211) will be considered for admission to first-year studies in the Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering.

Applicants seeking advanced standing entry can submit an application for the following programme:

  • BEng Biomedical Engineering (admission code: 1693A)

Click here for the qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry.

Entrance Requirements for Direct / Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements. Applicants are also expected to have a science or engineering background.

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), or an IELTS overall band score of 6.5 or equivalent.


Subject Area

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units

Gateway Education (15 credit units)


GE1401 & GE2410

EL0200A and/or EL0200B

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

OR English for Academic Purposes 1 and/or English for Academic Purposes 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 should take PHY1201 and BCH1200 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 (JS1211).

For details about the curriculum structure of the programme, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue.

What You Will Be Studying

Ther four main subject areas are:

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

  • gain solid experience in real-world work environments;
  • 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.

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

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

Professional Recognition

This major has been granted 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?

  • Over 400 million, or 31% of China's population will be over 60 years old by 2050 ( In addition, air and chemical pollution, threats to bio-security, obesity and the rapid spread of infectious diseases will continue to impose enormous pressure on the provision of trained professionals in the field of biomedical engineering
  • The Hong Kong government has clearly identified medical and testing/certification services as among the six industries with clear advantages for further development. The Biomedical Engineering major will serve to educate future professionals in these industries.