This articulated MPhil/PhD programme in Biomedical Engineering is offered by the Faculty of Engineering as an inter-disciplinary programme in close collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine. It builds on the strengths of the two Faculties in biomedical sciences and engineering with the aim to educate future leaders who can master the fundamental knowledge base and innovate technology to address various health and clinical challenges in our time and beyond.
All students in the PhD Stream are admitted initially to the pre-candidacy status. After completing a required number of graduate courses, passing a candidacy examination, and having successfully defended the thesis proposal, the student will be allowed to progress to the post-candidacy status. The student must complete a PhD thesis with substantial amount of original research work, and have the thesis properly written, presented and successfully defended.
Fields of Specialization
Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
- Biomaterials scaffolds and bioactive coatings, stem cell technology, microenvironmental cues in stem cell differentiation, biophysical stimulation and mechanobiology
Biomolecular Engineering and Nano medicine
- Lab-on-a-chip biosensors, point-of-care devices, microfluidic manipulation and detection of biomolecules, bacterial and mammalian cells, bionanotechnology and delivery of diagnostic and therapeutic molecules
Medical Imaging and Informatics
- Computer-aided diagnosis, fMRI, THz biomedical imaging & spectroscopy, bioinformatics, health informatics, telemedicine
Medical Instrumentation and Biosensors
- Wearable sensors and mobile health, home healthcare technology, surgical robotics, wireless capsule endoscopy, wearable robotics for rehabilitation
In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants must also submit:
1. Curriculum Vitae,
2. research outputs,
3. an indicative statement of research interest or purpose of study (about 500 words),
4. copies of awards and certificates,
5. other honors received.
HKPFS Application Deadline
(for PhD programmes only)
- To submit an initial application to RGC: By 12 noon, 1 December 2020 (Hong Kong time); and
- To submit full application to CUHK: By 5 pm, 1 December 2020 (Hong Kong time).
Please refer to HKPFS page for more details.