Medical Device Engineering

University of California, San Diego

24 months
32109 USD/year
17007 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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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Medical Device Engineering
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