Abbreviation to be used in the application form Code Number of first-year places
BENG 6963# 443*

# Since 2012, the Faculty of Engineering has introduced the common admissions scheme, through which applicants can use one single code, 6963, to apply for any one of the eight BENG programmes.

* The total number of first-year places for Bachelor of Engineering is 443. Students can choose their desired study programme after their first year of study, on the basis of academic performance.

Programme Aims and Features

Biomedical engineering is a multidisciplinary subject integrating engineering, science, biology and medicine. Trained in engineering disciplines such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and informatics as well as life sciences, biomedical-engineering students learn to understand, define and solve challenges in biology and medicine, helping to advance healthcare, including diagnosis, monitoring, treatment and therapy.

The Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering degree is a four-year curriculum jointly offered by the Faculties of Engineering and Medicine. This degree programme is designed to prepare engineering students for both professional and scientific development in the biomedical-engineering field. Biomedical-engineering students are taught fundamental engineering principles and methods, life sciences, biomaterials, biomechanics, biophotonics, cell and tissue engineering, signal processing, medical imaging – magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound imaging – and control and instrumentation. Through group and individual projects, they participate in a variety of practical work within the discipline. Students are also given a month-long internship to allow them to gain hands-on experience in design, and practical experience outside the classroom. In the third and fourth years of the degree, in addition to the Biomedical Engineering core subjects, students can take a variety of advanced, specialised subjects offered by the University under the guidance of academic advisors for their personal interests and future careers.

Professional Recognition

The BENG (BME) programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Graduates can, with proper professional training and working experience, obtain the status of Registered Professional Engineer in Hong Kong, which is important for their career in the engineering profession. This professional status is recognised through the Washington Accord by the signatories of engineering organisations in the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Career Prospects

Biomedical engineers are trained to work on technological developments and inventions in the medical profession. Major investment is being injected into biomedical-engineering research and development by governments and industry worldwide. Graduates can work as scientists and engineers in hospitals and research institutions, as marketing or sales engineers specialising in medical, healthcare or sports equipment, or in other roles in the biomedical-engineering field such as medical-device regulators and patent lawyers. They can also opt for further studies in biomedical engineering or related areas, both locally and overseas. Graduates are normally able to achieve professional engineer status within a few years. For those who opt to minor in Business, Economics or Finance, the curriculum encompasses subjects such as management and communication, diversifying graduates' choice of careers. The programme's graduates have pursued successful careers in areas such as banking.

Contacts for Further Information
Faculty of Engineering
Tel: 3917 2803
Email: enggugad@hku.hk
Website: http://engg.hku.hk/home/beng

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