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Medical Device Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Claremont, CA, United States
The Medical Device Engineering program offered by the Keck Graduate Institute prepares graduates to invent, develop, and produce commercially viable, manufacturable medical devices of the future in specialties such as in-vitro diagnostics, drug delivery, assistive technology, and wearables.

Overview

The Medical Device Engineering program offered by the Keck Graduate Institute was created in response to the needs of the medical device industry. Starting in Fall of 2019, the MSMDE program will prepare students for engineering roles in functional areas such as invention, development, and production of medical devices, in specialties such as in-vitro diagnostics, drug delivery, assistive technology, and wearables. 

Why MSMDE?

As a student, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Interact with patients and healthcare providers to gain a true understanding of the clinical setting and user needs.
  • Learn and apply industry practices to develop and manufacture viable medical devices.
  • Work in teams with industry sponsors to solve real-world problems.

Clinical Experience 

User-centered design involves understanding the needs of patients and healthcare providers. As part of the curriculum, students in the program are placed in a clinical setting where they learn to observe and interact with patients, providers, and conduct user studies.

Industry Experience

The MSMDE program leverages the strong industry relationships of the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences to provide authentic experiences and networking opportunities for our students. These include:
  • Visiting speakers
  • Case-based course work
  • Industry sponsored projects
  • Alumni network
  • Advisory Board connections 

Culminating in a capstone experience—the Team Master’s Project—students work in teams with an industry sponsor and faculty support on a medical device project that integrates the curricular elements into a single experience.

Future Careers

Over 40,000 jobs were listed nationally last year in medical device engineering. The MSMDE program will help develop the most requested skills for those positions including:

  • Product development
  • Project management
  • Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Budgeting
  • Quality assurance/quality control
  • Data analysis
  • Product manager

Programme Structure

The MSMDE program is designed for those with a passion for medical devices and diagnostics who want to:

  • Apply engineering to healthcare problems
  • Design devices to diagnose and treat medical needs
  • Lead the development of the next-generation of transformative medical devices
  • Plan and manage the production of medical devices to improve worldwide healthcare

Academic Experience

Courses in the program are delivered in small section sizes with the aim of delivering realistic and transferable experiences for industry careers.

In support of their courses, students have access to the Medical and Assistive Device (MAD) Lab for collaborating, designing, prototyping, and showcasing their work including workstations for CAD design, 3D printing, electronics testing, and more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling admission.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • English Language Proficiency
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Admission Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39900 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39900 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Claremont

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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