Why PolyU BME?
PolyU Biomedical Engineering (BME) Programme (since 2005) was evolved from the Prosthetics & Orthotics (P&O) Programme (1995-1999) and Health Technology Programme (2000-2004). It is the 1st BME programme in Hong Kong and has been integrated with strong rehabilitation engineering and P&O elements. It is also the 1st accredited BME programme by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). The P&O concentration of our BME programme has also been accredited by the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics as Category I Professional Training Programme.
The Unique Features of PolyU BME programme:
- Students have an opportunity to select P&O concentration if they prefer a more clinical-based career.
- BME curriculum provides a solid training for students in bioinstrumentation and sensors (from medical needs, principles, applications, regulatory, to hand-on practices).
- PolyU-BME has established strong industrial links for student internship and technology transfer.
- BME Division has a team of colleagues dedicated for BME programme with backgrounds in electronics, instrumentation, signal/image processing, computing, biomechanics, mechatronics, biomaterials, prosthetics and orthotics, rehabilitation engineering, and assistive technology.
- Being the 1st BME programme in Hong Kong, we have a very active BME Alumni Association.
Programme Educational Objectives
This growing field requires professionals who understand the health issues that motivate these technologies and apply engineering solutions. Individuals are equipped with a solid foundation in both health sciences and engineering knowledge. Our BSc (Hons) programme in BME prepares students for such a challenging career. They have opportunities to take subjects in both health sciences and engineering, and to integrate these concepts into interdisciplinary applications to improve human health.
- Graduates will possess a solid foundation in both health/medical sciences and engineering technologies.
- Graduates will understand the health/medical issues that motivate the technologies and engineering solutions that they offer.
- Graduates will be able to develop and apply engineering technologies in areas such as clinical engineering, medical instrumentation and sensors, and prosthetics and orthotics for the purposes of health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, and rehabilitation so as to improve the community health status.
- Graduates will become leaders in the biomedical engineering profession who are self-motivated inquirers, critical thinkers, innovative problem solvers, effective communicators and team players, lifelong learners, and ethical practitioners.
Admission Routes & Credit Transfer
- JUPAS Applicants (HKDSE)
- Non-JUPAS Local Applicants
- Senior Year Applicants (AD & HD Graduates)
- International Students
- Credit Transfer
Attachment & Internship
In additional to traditional teaching and learning activities on campus, BME students will obtain a minimum of 8 weeks of practical learning through clinical / industrial internships within / outside Hong Kong. These internships offer a good opportunity for students to put what they have learned into practice and accumulate work experiences for their future career.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) has established student exchange programmes with a number of world renowned universities, including:
- University of Pennsylvania (USA)
- Washington University in St. Louis (USA)
- Jönköping University (Sweden)
- Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
- University of Strathclyde (UK)
According to recent statistics, most of our BME graduates are working in BME-related fields:
- Marketing and Sales, Administration and Management
- Engineering, Research & Development, Laboratory & Science Support
- Health Services
- Further Study
BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Engineering (HKDSE, 4-year Programme)
|BME11108||Biomedical Engineering in Society|
|BME21111||Biomedical Engineering Research & Design Studies I|
|BME21119||Fundamentals of Biomechanics|
|BME21120||Fundamentals of Biomedical Instrumentation I|
|BME31114||Biomedical Instrumentation and Sensors|
|BME31121||Fundamentals of Biomedical Instrumentation II|
|BME31134||Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology|
|BME31139||Biomedical Engineering Research & Design Studies II|
|BME31206||Biomedical Engineering Clinical Attachment I|
|BME31210||Biomedical Engineering Industrial Internship|
|BME32102||Applied Clinical Engineering|
|BME32105||Biomaterials Science and Engineering|
|BME32115||Biosensors: Theories and Biomedical Applications|
|BME32128||Micro and Nano Technologies for Biomedicine and Biotechnology|
|BME32131||Pedorthics, Foot and Ankle-Foot Orthotics|
|BME32136||Upper Limb Orthotics|
|BME41141||Medical Technology Management and Regulation|
|BME41207||Biomedical Engineering Clinical Attachment II|
|BME42124||Knee and Above-Knee Orthotics|
|BME42137||Upper Limb Prosthetics|
Subjects offered by other departments
|ABCT1700||Introduction to Chemistry|
|ABCT1741||General Chemistry I|
|ABCT2331||Human Biology for Biomedical Engineering I|
|ABCT2332||Human Biology for Biomedical Engineering II|
|AMA1110||Basic Mathematics I – Calculus, Probability, and Statistics|
|AMA1120||Basic Mathematics II – Calculus and Linear Algebra|
|AMA2511||Applied Mathematics I|
|AMA2512||Applied Mathematics II|
|AP10001||Introduction to Physics|
|CBS3241P||Professional Communication in Chinese|
|ELC3523||Scientific Writing for BME Students|
|ENG1003||Freshman Seminar for Engineering|
|IC2135||Material Processing & Technical Communication|
|MM1L01||Tango! Managing Self & Leading Others|
CAR and Service Learning subjects
|BME1D01||Bionic Human and the Future of Being Human|
|BME1D02||Wearable Healthcare and Fitness Devices for Everyone|
|BME1D03||Technologies for Smart Ageing|
|BME1D04||Skin-Care Technologies: Principles, Applications and Safety|
|BME2S03||Reducing the Scientific Divide in Secondary Students through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Projects|
|BME2S03S||Reducing the Scientific Divide in Secondary Students through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Projects|
|BME3S02||Assistive Technologies: Service Learning towards the Elderly and Disabled|
Subjects offered to other departments
|BME11101||Bionic Human and the Future of Being Human|
Aims of the Academic Advising System
Academic advising at PolyU aims to help students to make informed and intelligent academic decisions/choices about their study at PolyU that suit their intellectual, professional and personal goals. It is instrumental to promoting student success, and plays a vital role in enhancing students’ overall learning experience at PolyU.
Every undergraduate student admitted to our 4-year BME programme will be assigned to one academic staff who will act as his/her Academic Advisor throughout his/her course of study at PolyU. The Division will introduce the Academic Advising System and the academic advisors to new students during the induction meetings.
(b) Duties of Academic Advisor
The duties of an Academic Advisor would include the following:
- To arrange at least one face-to-face meeting with his students in a semester;
- To be accessible and available to students, and responding to their questions and concerns which are related to their studies;
- To give students advices on their intellectual, professional and personal goal;
- To facilitate students to develop an appropriate study plan, and assist in their selection of appropriate BME concentration, subjects and WIE training to achieve their identified goals;
- To remind students to follow academic regulations and requirements;
- To build rapport with students, serving as a bridge that connects them to the Division and to the Student Affairs Office;
- To identify students with special learning needs or early signs of learning problems, follow up with them and refer/encourage them to seek help or support; and
- To give advices to students in applications for jobs, scholarships or further studies.
Responsibilities of Students in Academic Advising
Effective academic advising requires an active participation of students in the processes. It is important that students understand it is their responsibilities to:
- Understand the academic regulations and requirements of their chosen Major/programme/concentration as well as the GUR requirements;
- Actively obtain information and seek out advisors and resources on a regular basis and as needed; and
- Take the final responsibility for making decisions and choices regarding their academic study based on the information and advice given.