Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech).
BME was established in June 2016. We have the privilege to receive strong support from the internationally renowned Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University in the USA to co-develop world-class undergraduate and international graduate biomedical engineering programs at SUSTech. We have established our “AAA” motto: Adventurous, Arduous, and Amiable. We welcome undergraduates and graduates, postdoctoral fellows and young faculty members to join this exciting new department.
The BME program at SUSTech is formulated as an enhanced version of undergraduate biomedical engineering program at Columbia University. Most of the junior- and senior-level courses will be taught in English. In other words, one will receive an Ivy League biomedical engineering education in Shenzhen! BME also features a 3+1 undergraduate/master program where selected juniors will begin taking two courses via distance learning at Columbia University and will be admitted to the master program at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University.
BME has developed a joint biomedical engineering MS-PhD program. Highly qualified students can be admitted to the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University via BME at SUSTech. These students will be co-advised by esteemed faculty at both departments and spend their first two years on the campus of Columbia University while finishing their doctoral research on the SUSTech campus. They will receive a full-fledged doctoral degree from Columbia University. BME at SUSTech has received extraordinary support from the University, the College of Engineering, and the Shenzhen government. We have attracted top global talents, including a Distinguished Young Scholar of the Chinese National Science Foundation and an Outstanding Young Investigator of the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation. We offer internationally competitive salaries and start-up packages to recruit top experts in biomedical engineering around the world. We welcome adventurous, arduous, and amiable biomedical engineering talents to join our Department.