BEng Biomedical Engineering


Academic Year of Entry 2023/24
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code JS1211
BEng Biomedical Engineering
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
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Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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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 ranked 29th in the world in the subject of biomedical engineering in the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2022.

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.

生物醫學工程學系旨在提供世界級的跨學科課程和教育,以培養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。本學系在世界大學學術排名 (Academic Ranking of World Universities) 當中的生物醫學工程學科排名位於全球第29名。因應香港和世界各地日益增加的人才需求,本系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、以及各類與生物醫學工程技術有關的行業。學系課程按社會發展設計,包括4大範疇,分別是生物醫學成像與生物醫學儀器、細胞與組織工程、應用於生物醫學的機器人開發與人工智能、以及生物傳感器與健康信息學。

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 the medical device industry, engineering services in hospitals, consultation for public health, regulation and management in government departments and laboratories, and research and development in the commercial and educational sectors. Alternatively, you might choose to pursue postgraduate studies locally or overseas. 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 of human health and wellness.

Entrance Requirements for JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements.

Curriculum Structure

For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the 'Undergraduate Catalogue'

(Note: The catalogue for the 2022 cohort is for reference only. The 2023 catalogue will be published around July 2023.)

What You Will Be Studying

The curriculum has been categorised into four main areas:

Technical Foundation courses

Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Mathematics, Electrical Principles, Biological Thermofluids, Biomechanics, Materials for Biomedical Engineering, Electromagnetics, Engineering Graphics, Engineering Computing

Medical Devices and Systems

Medical Biotechnology in Imaging and Measurement, Biomedical Signals and Systems, Micro and Nanotechnology, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Biomedical Instrumentation, Bio-sensors and Bio-devices, Biomedical Systems and Control, Consumer Mechatronics, Robotics and Machine Vision

Cell and Molecular Engineering

Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering, Cell Transport and Signalling, Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, Gene Therapy

Health and Wellness Technology

Human Quantitative Physiology, Robotic Technology in Healthcare, Bio-safety and Security, Technology for Drug Discovery, Radiotherapy Physics

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 hospitals and 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.

Students in the department can also opt for technical final year projects offered by companies, under the joint supervision of a BME faculty member and a company mentor.

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.

Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme

Eligible students will be invited to apply for the “Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme” offered by the Department. Students in an “Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme” will receive a conditional offer for a Master's degree programme when they join CityU as undergraduate students. They can benefit from higher-level courses, including those with research elements and normally taught at the postgraduate level, during their undergraduate study. They will be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering (BEngBME) and Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSBME) degrees upon completion of the programme.

Please visit CityU’s website and the Department’s website for details of the Programme.

Did You Know?

  • The world is currently suffering from the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Biomedical engineering is a major player in the fight against COVID-19, including the development of biomaterials for vaccines, devices for rapid tests, and image technology for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Over 400 million people in China, 31% of the 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 pressures 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 educate future professionals in these industries.