MSc in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The backbone of the program is made up of bioengineering, environment and nanotechnology, three of the key areas of biomedical engineering for which HKUST has built its global reputation. Moreover, the program enables students to hone their understanding of and expertise in product development, process and energy integration, waste minimization and treatment, material sciences, biomolecular science, and biochemical processes.

Program Details 

Admission and English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering 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 2021/22 Spring intake for full-time study is HK$147,000 (paid in 2 installments) and part-time study is HK$120,000 (paid in 4 installments) respectively.

The nominal program fee for 2022/23 Fall intake for full-time study is HK$155,000 (paid in 2 installments) and part-time study is HK$135,000 (paid in 4 installments) respectively.


Students are required to complete a total of 30 credits of coursework, made up of at least 12 credits of foundation courses and 6 credits of elective courses. Students who do not possess a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering will be required to take at least 15 credits of foundation courses. All students may also take a maximum of 9 credits of non-CBME postgraduate courses, subject to the approval of the Program Director. For details, please refer to the Postgraduate Program Catalog & Course Catalog.


This program is a gateway for students to learn from our professors with diverse knowledge and research experience in the field gained from the top engineering institutions from around the world. 


Applications for 2021-22 Spring intake (February 2022) and 2022/23 Fall intake (September 2022) will open in September 2021. Stay tuned!

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.  

2021/22 Spring intake (February 2022)

Application Deadline
Non-Local Applicants 1 November 2021
Local Applicants 15 December 2021


2022/23 Fall intake (September 2022)

Application Deadline
All Applicants

1 November 2021 (Round 1)

1 February 2022 (Round 2)

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