The Master of Science in Medical Device Engineering program is a two-semester program with small-section, in-person classes; 30 credits are required to complete the program. The curriculum covers the essential areas of expertise to apply engineering skills into the specialized field of medical devices, and provides authentic experiences with the industry. Elective options allow for broadening knowledge including business of bioscience and regulatory affairs. Courses in the program are delivered in small section sizes with the aim of delivering realistic and transferable experiences for industry careers. For example, the course “Production Methods” provides key knowledge of how products are made at scale and documented to maintain quality products.

Fall Core Courses

Course Number
Course Name
SCI 5700
PDEV 5000
Team Master’s Project (in Medical Devices)

Spring Core Courses

Course Number
Course Name
ENG 5300
PDEV 5000
Team Master’s Project (in Medical Devices)


Students can select from a variety of elective courses available across the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences to meet their credit requirement. Each student is personally advised based on their interests and career goals. Example areas of elective study include:


    • CAD
    • Prototyping
    • Advanced IVD
    • Drug Delivery
    • Biosensors
    • Clinical Biostatistics
    • Data Analytics
    • Signal Processing
    • Bioinformatics
    • Machine Learning
    • US FDA Law
    • Medical Device Regulatory Affairs
    • Business of Bioscience
    • Entrepreneurship
    • IP Strategy
    • Marketing
    • Independent Research
    • Research Assistant

Learning Outcomes

By completing the program, all graduates will be able to demonstrate proficiency in these program learning outcomes:

  • Students can communicate effectively in an industry environment composed of scientists, engineers, and business professionals.
  • Students can contribute productively on an interdisciplinary team tackling complex problems.
  • Students can identify user needs for medical devices through primary and secondary research.
  • Students can combine product needs with fundamental science and engineering to develop a medical device for the benefit of society.
  • Students can apply best practices in manufacturing, assembly, quality, and operations for commercialization of medical devices.
  • Students adhere to ethical principles in research, development, regulatory, and business issues inherent in the medical device and related industries.

Graduation Requirements