MPhil in Bioengineering

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Program Description

MPhil in Bioengineering

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The multi-disciplinary Bioengineering Programme allows students to apply the tools of engineering, computer science, and physical sciences to their study of biological processes. It addresses several major research foci and is supported with state-of-the-art research facilities.

Research Foci

Biological Information

Engineering Investigates issues associated with new computation concepts and tools involved in medical imaging. Research can also be extended to other data-driven areas, such as health analytics, bioinformatics, protein structure prediction, drug design, and systems biology.

Bioprocessing and BioProduct Design

The technology of bioprocessing, regulatory, safety and ethical issues involved in biotechnology, and the systematic evolution of production processes using product characteristics to assist in "product-oriented" process design.

Biomaterials and BioMEMS

The engineering of physical and biological properties of synthetic polymers, metals, ceramics and other materials, and their interaction with blood, soft and hard tissues; and the application of biological and bioanalytical methods to micro electrical and mechanical systems, such as gene chips.


Quantitative Neuroscience and Neural Engineering

Mechanistic understanding of neuroscience from the molecular level (inside a single neuron cell) to a cellular level interpretation where interactions between signalling and transport molecules will be mapped; a system-level understanding on how neural systems respond to an environmental stimulus; and how computations are done by neural systems.

Facilities

The School of Engineering's Bioengineering Laboratory provides world-class facilities for research. Advanced equipment is available for bacterial and cell culture, centrifugation separation, protein and DNA manipulation, gene amplification, microscopic analysis, digital imaging, and microarray fabrication and analysis. The Laboratory supports projects on microchip analysis, diagnostic device, tissue engineering, nanobiotechnology, bioproduct processing, and bioproduct extraction. Relevant central facilities include the Materials Characterization and Preparation Facility, and the Nanoelectronics Fabrication Facility.

Admission Requirements

i. General Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree should have:

  • obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification;

ii. English Language Admission Requirements

You have to fulfil English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments*:

  • TOEFL-iBT 80
  • TOEFL-PBT 550
  • TOEFL-Revised Paper-Delivered Test 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)
  • IELTS (Academic Module)
    For 2019/20 Admissions: Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-scores: 5.5
    For 2018/19 Admissions: Overall score: 6.0 and All sub-scores: 5.5

*If your first language is English, and your bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was English, you will be waived from fulfilling the above English Language requirements.


Application Deadline

Please refer to http://pg.ust.hk/programs (“Application”) for details.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 24, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 - 4 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
42,100 HKD
per year
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Locations
Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Sept. 2019
Hong Kong - Hong Kong
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