Main content start
Change.每天多學一點 改變.可大可小

Engineering and Science Engineering

Diploma for Biomedical Engineering Technician

Course Code

Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
13 weeks
English, supplemented with Cantonese
2975 5698
3104 9137
How to Apply


With the rapid advancement of technologies in the medical field, a successful health care delivery system depends not only on the expertise of health professionals but also on the proper functioning of sophisticated biomedical equipment. Hence, it is of paramount importance that these biomedical equipment are properly maintained and serviced so as to provide accurate and reliable data and information for clinical diagnoses and treatments.

In collaboration with the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), this Diploma programme is a programme for EMSD’s in-house staff. It is offered by HKU SPACE and on completion of the programme, graduates will be awarded with a Diploma for Biomedical Engineering Technician awarded within the HKU System through HKU SPACE.

This programme is not for open recruitment for the time being.

Programme Details

The programme aims to train biomedical engineering technicians, enabling them to participate in the development and application of technology in the healthcare environment. The curriculum provides practical hands-on understanding of the fundamental principles, operations and design of medical diagnostic and therapeutic devices. Medical device-related standards and protocols, safe clinical practices, problem-solving skills, performance assurance-testing procedures, and troubleshooting techniques are also covered in this programme.  

Lecture topics include:

  1. Basic Medical Science
  2. Monitoring System I – Electrophysiology
  3. Monitoring System II -Mechanical and Optical Measurement
  4. Therapeutic Equipment I - Infusion Therapy and Haemodialysis
  5. Therapeutic Equipment II - Ultrasound, Phototherapy and Others
  6. Laboratory Equipment
  7. OT Equipment
  8. Life-supporting Equipment
  9. Medical Device Safety and Hazard
  10. Medical Device Standards and Management

The Diploma for Biomedical Engineering Technician will be awarded  within the HKU system through  HKU SPACE to students who have successfully attended, completed and passed the assessment of the programme.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:


1.   Develop and establish a knowledge base in biomedical engineering;

2.   Discuss and summarize engineering practices and standards in the maintenance of biomedical


3.   Examine different underlying theories in biomedical engineering and their implications in the

       operation and maintenance of biomedical  equipment;

4.   Apply knowledge acquired in analyzing problems in biomedical engineering;

5.   Describe and apply methodology and skills for effective maintenance of biomedical equipment;

6.   Conduct and lead maintenance activities in biomedical equipment;

7.   Tackle issues pertinent to safety in biomedical engineering such as safety alert and incident

        investigation; and

8.   Communicate with users and operators of biomedical equipment more effectively.


Days / Time
  • Friday, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall have attained

 (Route 1)

  1. (a) Hold a Certificate in Electronics /Computer (major in computer hardware)/Telecommunications Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University or Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, or equivalent; plus one year’s relevant working experience; or

    (b) Have completed a registered Technician Apprenticeship in Electronics Engineering; plus a Certificate in Electronics Engineering mentioned above;


  2.      Have gained in the HKCEE* and HKDSE Examination Level 2 in Chinese Language and English    

              Language, or equivalent. 

(Route 2)

  1.        Hold a Craft Certificate in Electronics Engineering or Information Technology from the Hong   

           Kong   Institute of Vocational Education, or from other recognized tertiary institution, or    

           equivalent, plus 3 years’ relevant working experience,       


2.        Have attained a level of proficiency in the Chinese and English languages equivalent to 

            Secondary 3 standard.


*With effect from 2007, HKU SPACE recognizes Grade E previously awarded for Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) (Grade C in the case of English Language (Syllabus A) at HKCEE as an acceptable alternative to Level 2 in these two subjects at HKCEE.

These Route 2 candidates are usually Form 3 school leavers, who have not completed the full secondary school education.


Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 
More Programmes of