MSc in Biomolecular Engineering and Health Informatics

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Biomolecular engineering involves molecular-level design and engineering of nature derived and artificial materials and devices for applications in areas such as drug delivery, therapeutics, biosensing, point-of-care diagnostics, synthetic and systems biology, and omics technology. Health informatics combines skills from mathematics, data sciences, and computer science to acquire, process, and analyze health-related data for optimal decision making. The program integrates biomolecular engineering and health informatics so that students will be uniquely prepared for career opportunities in these fields.

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Students are required to complete a total of 30 credits of coursework, made up of at least 15 credits of core courses and 6 credits of elective courses. All students may also take a maximum of 9 credits of non-BEHI postgraduate courses, subject to the approval of the Program Director. For details, please refer to the Postgraduate Program Catalog.

Admission and English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in Biomolecular Engineering, Health Informatics, Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Food Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Polymer Science, Bioinformatics, Computer Science or a related discipline with second-class honors or higher, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized university or tertiary institution.  For English Proficiency Requirements, please refer to HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School.

Program Fee

The nominal program fee for 2024/25 Fall intake for full-time study is HK$184,800 (paid in 2 installments).


All applications are considered on a competitive and rolling basis. Early online application is strongly recommended. For admission details and procedures, please refer to HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School.  

For 2024/25 Fall intake (September 2024)

  Application Deadline
Non-local Applicants

1 November 2023 (Round 1)

1 January 2024 (Round 2)

1 March 2024 (Round 3)

1 May 2024 (Round 4)

Local Applicants

1 November 2023 (Round 1)

1 January 2024 (Round 2)

1 March 2024 (Round 3)

1 July 2024 (Round 4)


Career Prospect

Upon completion of this program, graduates may find jobs in local and regional industries in pharmaceuticals, biomedical devices, diagnostics, biotechnology, and healthcare in general. Furthermore, the program stimulates curiosity and interest in emerging fields, which provides a foundation to continue with postgraduate programs or entrepreneurship.

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A project led by Prof. Terence WONG was among the first batch of 24 projects selected in the Hong Kong government’s Research, Academic and Industry Sectors One-plus (RAISe+) Scheme.
Prof. Fei SUN is funded with a fellowship grant of around HK$5.2 million over a period of five years to conduct his project on Genetically Programmable Materials for Axon Regeneration.
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Prof. Terence WONG and the research team have developed a cutting-edge microscope that can accurately detect any remaining cancer cells in just three minutes.
Two research projects led by Prof. Ying CHAU are acclaimed at the 48th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva.
Prof. Fei SUN, the versatile scientist who enjoys creating things.
Prof. Hnin Yin Yin NYEIN, recipient of Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific 2021 from the credible MIT Technology Review, strives to excel in both research and teaching upon arrival at HKUST.