Professional Master of Science in Bioengineering - Medical Product Engineering

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The Department of Bioengineering offers a special Professional MS in Bioengineering with an emphasis on Medical Product Engineering in conjunction with CMI. The degree program emphasizes preparation for a career in the medical device industry through hands-on, practical experience in medical product design and development, development of advanced engineering skills, and instruction in professional affairs and practices in medical engineering. In essence, the program focuses on the application of engineering innovation to the identification of and solution to challenges in health care delivery in the medical industry.

The Professional MS in Bioengineering - Medical Product Engineering is designed to assure mastery of specific knowledge and skills, rather than random accumulation of a specified number of courses. A thorough grounding in the principles of medical device innovation and development compliant with regulatory requirements is provided through a three-semester sequence that starts with immersion in the medical/hospital environment and ends with a first generation prototype. The curriculum also provides a strong foundation in ethics, analysis, design principles, and principles of entrepreneurship as applied to medical device innovation.

Full-time program students are required to have internship (or co-op) experience starting with their second semester until completing the program.

Fall Semester (1):
  • [Core Didactic]: BIOENG 2150 - Medical Product Ideation
  • [Hands-on (Alternate to BIOENG 2170)]: HRS 2706 - Introduction to Rehabilitation Engineering Designs
  • [Elective]: BIOENG 2166 - Managing Medical Product Research & Development
  • [Elective]: Graduate Engineering Mathematics or Statistics Course*
  • [Elective]: Advanced Graduate Engineering Course*
  • [Optional]: Business/Law Course**

Spring Semester:

  • Full-Time Students are required to complete part-time internship (paid, unpaid, or for credit) with an industry partner or related entity
  • [Core Didactic]: BIOENG 2151 - Medical Product Development
  • [Core Hands-on]: BIOENG 2170 - Clinical Bioengineering 
  • [Hands-on (Alternate to BIOENG 2171)]: HRS 2718 - Project Based Technology Design
  • [Elective]: BIOENG 2165 - Medical Product Entrepreneurship
  • [Elective]: Advanced Graduate Engineering Course* 
Summer Semester:
  • Full-Time Students are required to complete full-time internship (paid, unpaid, or for credit) with an industry partner or related entity


Fall Semester (2):

  • Full-Time Students are required to complete part-time internship (paid, unpaid, or for credit) with an industry partner or related entity
  • [Core Hands-on]: BIOENG 2171 - Medical Product Prototyping
  • BIOENG 2242: Medical Ethics*
  • [Elective]: Advanced Graduate Engineering Course*
  • [Elective]: Advanced Graduate Engineering Course*
  • [Optional]: Business/Law Course**

While the typical three-semester sequence focuses heavily on medical product design and development, the student has an opportunity to develop depth in an area of interest through proper choice of the four Advanced Graduate Engineering Courses. The Optional Business/Law Courses are directed toward gaining an appreciation for the special entrepreneurial and law challenges associated with the typical small businesses that are on the forefront of medical product engineering and will qualify the student to earn the Graduate Certificate in Medical Product Innovation as well as the Professional MS.

Admission to the Professional MS in Bioengineering - Medical Product Engineering program is by application only. Class size is limited. Accepted students will have a curricular advisor and a project advisor to guide the student's individualized educational experience. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to remain in good standing in the program. The Professional MS in Bioengineering - Medical Product Engineering is not intended for students pursuing the PhD and admission to the program does not guarantee continuation on to the PhD program. Students interested in pursuing the PhD must complete the PhD application process.

 

To apply, please visit the Graduate Admissions Page on the Swanson School of Engineering website.

To schedule a meeting with Dr. Kilichan Gurleyik make an appointment using his Acuity Scheduling Calendar

For questions on CMI Research contact Dr. Alan Hirschman at alh138@pitt.edu