The curriculum integrates three key knowledge areas across core and elective courses, and provides authentic experiences with patients, providers, and industry.
The Master of Science in Medical Device Engineering program is a four-semester program with small-section, in-person classes; 60 units are required to complete the program. The curriculum integrates three key knowledge areas across core and elective courses, and provides authentic experiences with patients, providers, and industry. Sample course in each area include:
The first-year coursework covers the entire medical device product life cycle from identifying a need, through design and development, to production and manufacturing. At the end of the first year, students will be prepared for industry internships and for the capstone experience.
Students in the program are encouraged to complete a summer internship or participate in summer research.
During the second year, students participate in teams on a year-long industry sponsored project with support from a faculty advisor and liaison from the sponsoring company. Additional courses in business and regulatory affairs provide industry insight. Advanced elective courses allow students to specialize in an area of interest.
Students can select from a variety of elective courses available across the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences. Each student is personally advised based on their interests and career goals.
By completing the program, all graduates will be able to demonstrate proficiency in these program learning outcomes:
Graduation Requirements Document