Curriculum for Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Program in Bioengineering

Students enrolled in this program must complete at least 12 credits of coursework, including 3 credits of a core course (BIEN5010 or BIEN5040), 3 credits from the restrictive bioengineering electives, 6 credits of non-restrictive elective course selected from the students' chosen area of major concentration.

Students without a degree in Biology or related disciplines may be required to take at least one additional undergraduate course covering appropriate basic knowledge in life science: LIFS2040 (BIOL104) / LIFS3040 (BIOL202) / LIFS2210 (BICH121) / LIFS2220 (BICH122) / LIFS3010 (BICH201) and obtain a passing grade of C+ or above. Subject to the approval of the Program Director, students may be exempted from this requirement.

Students are required to take and pass PDEV 6770 Professional Development Course. Students must complete LANG 5001 Postgraduate English for Academic Purposes. Students may be exempted from taking LANG 5001 with the agreement of the Program Director.

The credits earned from PDEV 6770 and LANG 5001 cannot be counted toward the credit requirements.

Full-time students must take BIEN 6800 every regular term, and present at least one seminar during their study. They must pass BIEN 6800 three times including once in the term when they present their seminar. Part-time students must take and pass BIEN 6800 at least once in the term when they present their seminar.

In addition, students must complete a thesis in order to demonstrate their competence in bioengineering research. If an MPhil student participates in an industrial project and writes a thesis on a work-related topic, the thesis will be supervised jointly by a faculty member of the program and a representative from the participating company.

In addition to the existing program requirements, students admitted in 2017-18 who opt for the Scientific Computation Concentration (SCC) can find the details at the website of Scientific Computation Concentration.


PhD Program in Bioengineering


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