Introduction

The overall goals of China Medical University (CMU) are to “comply with the development policy of higher education of Taiwan”, “meet the needs of society and industry sectors”, and “keep up to date with the international research community”. Based on our academic dominance in several fields and our analysis of the current educational needs and industry requirements, five major aspects have become our key development targets: medicine and pharmacy, public health and care, life science, biotechnology and biomedical engineering. CMU is conducting, supporting, and coordinating, not only excellent teaching and basic research in Chinese and Western medicine and pharmaceutical sciences, but also outstanding performance in clinical practice in our affiliated hospital. Following the success of our Credit program in Biomedical Engineering, we now offer a Master’s degree Program in Biomedical Engineering; a unique master program with an interdisciplinary approach that coordinates teaching with scientific and clinical research, and is distinctive among the universities in central Taiwan.