Biomedical Engineering: Designing novel biomedical solutions to improve quality of life
Biomedical engineering has constantly been playing an integral role in advancing modern biomedical basic research and clinical practices – thus ultimately improving health and quality of life.
HKU Engineering in Biomedical Engineering programme aims to train students with quantitative engineering analysis skills to understand the working principle of living systems, and design novel solutions to address unmet needs in biomedicine, especially for healthy ageing.The programme will cover a wide variety of advanced BME topics, ranging from tissue engineering, biomaterial and biotransport, bioinformatics, to biomedical imaging technologies/applications.
Programme Introduction and Admissions
Dr. Kevin Tsia, programme director of the BME programme, talked in details about what biomedical engineering is about and what you would expect from the programme.
Biomedical engineering is a challenging and highly exciting profession.
- work as scientists and engineers in hospitals and research institutions;
- work as R&D/service/sales engineers specializing in medical, healthcare or sports equipment;
- work as electronic/electrical or mechanical engineers; or
- join numerous local and overseas research programmes in biomedical engineering or related areas.
Terence Wong | Class of 2011
Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE), HKUST(Bio)
Medical Engineering (MedE) is an interdisciplinary programme. MedE students have a unique opportunity to explore various fields and search for their own interests. I found mine – biomedical imaging. One of the most unforgettable academic experiences was meeting my final year project (FYP) supervisor, Dr. Kevin Tsia. After the fun time I had during my FYP, I decided to start my research journey (MPhil) under his tutelage. The solid training I experienced has a far-reaching influence, including the time I was studying my PhD in the Washington University in St. Louis, and even now as an Assistant Professor in HKUST.