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Master of Science in Medical Device and Diagnostic Engineering

This program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed for the development of medical devices and diagnostic techniques, including aspects of medical product regulation and of product development. The course of study requires successful completion of 28 units of course work and has been designed to be completed in three semesters of full-time study.  Students in the program will complete a 19-unit core and must select a 6-unit specialization (or “track”) and one elective from a list provided by the department.
 This Program of Study is available effective Fall 2008.

Program of Study

Required Courses
BME 501
Advanced Topics in Biomedical Systems, or
BME 502
Advanced Studies of the Nervous System
BME 513
Signal and Systems Analysis
BME 650
Biomedical Measurement and Instrumentation
MPTX 511
Introduction to Medical Product Regulation, or
BME 416
Development and Regulation of Medical Products
MPTX 515
Quality Systems and Standards, or
ISE 527
Quality Management for Engineers
ISE 545
Technology Development and Implementation
Technical Elective
Complete six units from one track from the following list:
Regulation track
MPTX 513
Regulation of Medical Devices and Diagnostics
RSCI 527
Medical Product Safety
Medical Technology & Device Science track
BME 535
Ultrasonic Imaging
BME 551
Introduction to bio-MEMS and Nanotechnology
BME 552
Neural Implant Engineering
BME 620
Applied Electrophysiology
Product Development track
ISE 515
Engineering Project Management
ISE 555
Invention and Technology Development
Technical Elective (one course)

Applicable courses include: AME 503, BME 511, BME 535, BME 551, ISE 507, ISE 508, ISE 544, MPTX 517, RSCI 528, and courses listed in alternate tracks to that chosen. Other courses may be applicable; please see an advisor for approval.

***All information contained here is summarized from the USC Catalogue and is considered non-official. For all rules, regulations, procedures, and outlines, please see the current academic year USC catalogue.