BEng Biomedical Engineering


Academic Year of Entry 2020/21
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1693A
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :

7 for the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Advanced Standing II Places (Local Students only) : 2
Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
Minimum No. of Credits Required 93 (for Advanced Standing I), 78 (for Advanced Standing II)
Normal Duration of Programme 3 years (for Advanced Standing I); 2 years (for Advanced Standing II)
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Admissions Tutor
Dr Chung TIN
Major Leader
Dr Cecil T H CHEN


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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.


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 for admission to first-year studies (JS1211) through JUPAS.

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.

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 and demands on medical diagnostics and therapeutic treatments, biomedical instruments, food safety and quality, advancement in pharmaceutical and health maintenance products, as well as an awareness for human health and wellness.


For details of the programme's curriculum structure, please visit the 'Undergraduate Catalogue' (Note: The catalogue for the 2019 cohort is for reference only. The 2020 catalogue will be published around July 2020.)

What You Will Be Studying

The 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 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.