• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Biomedical engineering is recognized around the world as one of the fastest growing areas of innovation. It covers a wide spectrum of applications such as sensors and instrumentation systems that are used by health professionals in their diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative practices; implants that are placed in patients for their health maintenance; prostheses, orthoses, and assistive devices that are used by people with special needs to facilitate their daily activities; and healthcare products and exercise equipment for general health promotion.

This developing global field requires professionals who understand both the health issues that motivate these technologies and the engineering solutions that they offer. It needs individuals with a solid foundation in both health sciences and engineering technology.

The Biomedical Engineering (Honours) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a discipline that advances knowledge in engineering, biology, and medicine, and improves human health through cross-disciplinary activities that integrate engineering sciences with biomedical sciences and clinical practice. Biomedical engineers develop medical devices and technologies that solve medical and health-related problems.

Career

Professional Engineering Practice

  • Working in medical device industrial settings, hospitals, the government, medical device regulatory firms, or other biomedical institutions, graduates apply their knowledge in biomedical engineering. This includes engineering research and development, engineering design and product development, regulatory and business aspects of engineering, such as sales, marketing, and technical management.

Professional Clinical Practice

  • Graduates work in hospitals and healthcare sectors, including prosthetists and orthotists, clinical and rehabilitation engineers and hospital scientific officers, and in healthcare product customer services.

Basic and Applied Research in Engineering, Biology, or Medicine

  • Graduates can conduct basic and applied research at universities, hospitals and in the industry in the area of biomedical engineering.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early round: 29 November 
    • Main round: 28 February
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    121 alternative credits
    • Accumulation of at least 121 credits or 124 credits (for Biomedical Engineering with Prosthetics and Orthotics stream student) plus 5 Industrial Center training credits; and 4 or 8 Work-Integrated Education training credits for the award of BSc(Hons)in Biomedical Engineering. 
    • Students may be required to take an extra subject in physics depending on their entry qualifications.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • The programme includes both academic studies and practical training in biomedical engineering.
  • Year 1 subjects such as Mathematics and Physics provide students with foundation knowledge in engineering technology.
  • Year 2 subjects further establish students' foundation knowledge in related engineering areas such as bioelectronics, biomechanics and computer programming, and establish students' foundation knowledge in health science areas such as anatomy and physiology. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

A High School (Graduation) Diploma and any one of the following:

  • ACT: Composite score of 24
  • AP: Grade 3 in 2 AP subjects
  • Redesigned SAT: Total score of 1190
  • SAT: Combined score of 1650, with a sub-score of 8 in essay writing
  • GCE A-level/International A-level: Passes in 3 AL subjects/2 AL and 2 AS subjects
  • IB: A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

HKD 140,000 per anunum

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Up to a maximum of HKD 190,000/USD 24,000 per annum

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