ACADEMICS

Undergraduate Courses
BIEN 1010 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering - 3 Credit(s)
Previous Course Code(s)
BIEN 2010
Description
This course is designed as an introductory course in biomedical engineering. The aim of this course is to present some of the basic science and human physiology knowledge used by biomedical engineers and illustrates the first steps in applying this knowledge to solve problems in human medicine. The second goal of this course is to link knowledge of basic science and engineering to fields of specialization and current research. This course also introduces the sub-specialties in biomedical engineering and through real-life examples to emphasize the types of problems biomedical engineers solve.
BIEN 3910 Bioengineering Laboratory - 4 Credit(s)
Prerequisite(s)
BIEN 2410 AND BIEN 2610
Corequisite(s)
BIEN 3410
Description
This course provides hands-on experience with molecular biotechnology, biomolecular engineering, biosensors, biomedical devices, and bioanalytical techniques. Laboratory experiments including cell culture, genetic engineering techniques, bioanalytical methods, biosensors and biomedical devices, with additional emphasis on data analysis. For students of the CBE department only.
BIEN 4940 Bioengineering Industrial Project - 6 Credit(s)
Prerequisite(s)
BIEN 3910
Exclusion(s)
BIEN 4920, BIEN 4930
Description
This course is intended to provide final-year bioengineering students with practical hands-on training in the form of a full-time or part-time internship or co-op program in a bioengineering company. Credit load may be spread over a year. May be graded PP. For students in the Bioengineering major with approval from the department only.
BIEN 4930 Bioengineering Thesis Research - 6 Credit(s)
Prerequisite(s)
BIEN 3910 AND (CENG 4980 OR UROP 2100)
Exclusion(s)
BIEN 4920, BIEN 4940
Description
A final-year project course offers an opportunity to conduct individual bioengineering research under the direct supervision of a faculty member, which leads to a Bachelor's thesis. Credit load may be spread over a year. May be graded PP. For students in the Bioengineering major with approval from the department only.
BIEN 4920 Bioengineering Capstone Design - 6 Credit(s)
Prerequisite(s)
BIEN 3910
Exclusion(s)
BIEN 4930, BIEN 4940
Description
A final-year project course offers practice of bioengineering design through a group design project chosen to integrate materials covered in the curriculum. Credit load may be spread over a year. May be graded PP. For students in the Bioengineering major only.
BIEN 4910 Independent Study - 1-4 Credit(s)
Description
Independent studies or projects under the directed guidance of a faculty member on a bioengineering topic. Enrollment in the course requires prior approval of the course instructor, and credits assigned depend on the workload. Students may repeat the course if different topics are taken. The course may be grade by letter or P/F subject to different offerings. May be graded PP.
BIEN 4310 Statistical Signal Analysis and Applications in Neural Engineering - 3 Credit(s)
Previous Course Code(s)
BIEN 4000A
Alternate code(s)
ELEC 4830
Prerequisite(s)
(BIEN 3320 OR MATH 2111) AND (ELEC 2600 OR ISOM 2500 OR LIFS 3150 OR MATH 2411)
Description
This is an introductory course on statistical signal processing and its applications in neural engineering. The course introduces the fundamentals of statistical signal processing, principles of neuroscience, and the technologies and implementations of neural engineering. The topics include probability, random variables, vectors and process, expectation, cellular mechanisms and neuroanatomy of the brain, neural coding theory, neural network models, plasticity and learning, neural interfaces and rehabilitation.
BIEN 4000 Special Topics in Bioengineering - 1-4 Credit(s)
Description
Selected topics of current interest not covered by existing courses. May be graded by letter, P/F, or DI/PA/F for different offerings.
BIEN 3410 Introduction to Bioinstrumentation and Bioimaging - 3 Credit(s)
Prerequisite(s)
BIEN 2410
Exclusion(s)
ELEC 4810
Description
This course introduces various biomedical devices to senior undergraduate students, including (electrical, chemical, optical, and acoustic) devices that can measure EEG, EMG, EOG, oxygen saturation, blood glucose level, blood components, and soft/hard tissue. Students will be able to understand, design, and evaluate devices that can acquire biological information from the human body.
BIEN 2310 Modeling for Chemical and Biological Engineering - 3 Credit(s)
Co-list with
CENG 2310
Prerequisite(s)
MATH 1014 OR MATH 1020 OR MATH 1024
Mode of Delivery
[BLD] Blended learning
Description
Modeling of physical, chemical and biological processes. Balance Equations. Dimensional and scaling analysis. Analytical and numerical solutions to initial and boundary value problems. Use of computer tools for engineering calculations. This course uses examples in the Bioengineering discipline. For BIEN students only.
BIEN 3320 Data Science for Biology and Medicine - 3 Credit(s)
Co-list with
LIFS 4320
Prerequisite(s)
{COMP 1021 OR [(COMP 1022P OR COMP 1022Q (prior to 2020-21) OR COMP 2011) AND COMP 1029P]} AND BIEN 2310 AND BIEN 2610 AND MATH 2411
Description
This is an introductory course for the application of data science in biology and medicine. The course will introduce the fundamental principles on data science, the technologies and implementations of data mining, as well as the modeling of several practical questions in biomedicine. The topics include introduction to biomedical data, data visualization, regression methods and classification methods.
BIEN 3240 Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems - 3 Credit(s)
Prerequisite(s)
BIEN 2310 AND (MATH 1014 OR MATH 1020 OR MATH 1024)
Exclusion(s)
CENG 3220
Description
Analysis of fluid flow and heat and mass transport in biological systems. Fluid properties, energy equations, steady-state conductive and convective heat and mass transport. Mathematical and computational tools for solving transport problems. Applications in transport phenomena in human physiology, medical devices, drug delivery, tissue engineering, biosensors and bioimaging.
BIEN 3020 Advanced Biological Physics - 3 Credit(s)
Alternate code(s)
BIPH 3010
Prerequisite(s)
(LIFS 2010 OR LIFS 2040) AND (PHYS 1114 OR PHYS 1314) AND PHYS 2010
Description
Biological physics involves the application of physics to achieve an understanding of life processes. This is the second of the two core courses series that will prepare advanced undergraduates for research and technical work in Biological physics. It covers advanced biological physics such as molecular and cellular biological physics, photophysics, single-molecule biophysics, medical biophysics, membrane biological physics, neurobiophysics, biostatistics, biomathematics, bioinformatics, computational biology and protein engineering. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to critically assess primary research literature written for a general scientific audience. They will also be prepared for mentored practical research investigations or professional job related to biological physics.
BIEN 3010 Biodesign: A Taste of Solving Real-Life Healthcare Problems - 3 Credit(s)
Background
BIEN 1010 OR CENG 1600
Description
This is a "real world' medical device development course that focuses on identifying clinical needs, validating needs, brainstorming and concept creation. The goal of this course is to develop students' communication, interpersonal, teamwork, analytical, design and project management skills through a team-based design experience. Apart from core lectures, students will be involved in a team project in which they will be required to identify and work on selected clinical needs, and generate medical product ideas to solve the problems. Students are expected to have enrolled in Bioengineering Minor or with Engineering/Science background. Instructor's approval is required for enrollment in the course.
BIEN 2990 Academic and Professional Development I - 1 Credit(s)
Description
For students in the Bioengineering major. This course is designed to provide academic advising to students, to enhance their understanding of the bioengineering field, to encourage them to pursue co-curricular learning opportunities available to them, and to improve their communication skills. Students are required to attend discussion sessions with advisors and fellow students and selected workshops and seminars. Graded P or F.
BIEN 2610 Chemical Biology for Engineers - 3 Credit(s)
Prerequisite(s)
(CHEM 1010 OR CHEM 1020) AND (LIFS 1901 OR (Level 3 or above in HKDSE 1x Biology))
Description
A concise introduction of biochemistry, cell biology, and pharmacology to engineers. Molecular and supramolecular building blocks of biological systems. Analysis and engineering of biological systems by chemical principles. Introduction to transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics.
BIEN 2410 Cellular and Systems Physiology for Engineers - 3 Credit(s)
Prerequisite(s)
LIFS 1901 OR Level 3 or above in HKDSE 1x Biology
Exclusion(s)
LIFS 3040
Description
Essential cellular and systems physiology for engineers. Hierarchical organization of a complex organism: from organelles to organ systems. Cellular physiology, neurophysiology, vision, muscle and movement, and the cardiovascular system.
BIEN 4990 Academic and Professional Development II - 1 Credit(s)
Prerequisite(s)
BIEN 2990
Description
For final-year Bioengineering students. This course is designed to prepare students for the workplace, to instill in them a sense of professional responsibility, and to enhance their career management skills. Students are required to attend selected workshops and seminars by practicing bioengineers. Graded P or F.