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Medical Device Engineering, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #45 (QS) , CA,
The U.S. industry leads the world in medical device innovation and production. To remain competitive, the next generation of devices will build on recent advances in bioengineering, biomaterials, genomics, computing and telecommunications.


Medical device and instrumentation companies require continuing education for their engineers and scientists so that they can take advantage of these new technologies and apply them to product development.

The UCSD Master of Advanced Study Degree (MAS) in Medical Device Engineering offers a focused cross-disciplinary technical education program catering to the needs of engineering professionals. The program provides:

  • specialized courses in clinical needs assessment
  • the option of designing and prototyping a medical device or instrument
  • technical education in mechanics and transport, anatomy and physiology, biomaterials
  • instruction in life science technologies, embedded controls, computer-aided design
  • introduction to business issues including product launching, regulatory and payment issues, and standards and compliance

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • High-quality technical program with interdisciplinary focus
  • Courses taught by UCSD faculty experts
  • Friday and/or Saturday class schedule, alternating weekends
  • 9 courses, complete degree in 2 years
  • Small class size, build network with engineering professionals
  • Apply new technologies in capstone design project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, mathematics, or physics
  • Undergraduate/post-baccalaureate record (a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the final two years of study)
  • Two years of relevant work experience or equivalent
  • Completed online application for graduate admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32109 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32109 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17007 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17007 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for San Diego

  • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
    Living Costs

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