Master of Science in Medical Device & 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 product development. The course of study requires successful completion of 26-32 units of course work and has been designed to be completed in three semesters of full-time study. A minimum of 26 units is required for the master's degree. Students in the program will complete 17 units of required courses, required to select a 6-8 unit specialization (or “track”) and complete additional technical elective units.

Program of Study

Select one of the following degree completion options:

Option 1: Coursework Only

Option 2: Coursework + Master's Thesis

Degree Course Requirements

Total Units: 26

1. Required 5 courses (17 units):

Complete 3 of the following courses:

  • BME 650 | Biomedical Measurement and Instrument (4 units)
  • MPTX 511 | Introduction to Medical Product Regulation (3 units)
  • ISE 545 | Technology Development and Implementation (3 units)

Complete 1 of 3 following courses:

  • BME 501 | Advanced Topics in Biomedical Systems (4 units)
  • BME 502 | Advanced Studies of the Nervous System (4 units)
  • BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis (4 units)

Complete 1 of 2 following courses:

  • MPTX 515 | Quality Systems and Standards (3 units)
  • ISE 527 | Quality Management for Engineers (3 units)

 

 

 

 

2. Complete one of the following tracks (6-8 units):

Regulation Track

  • MPTX 513 | Regulation of Medical Devices and Diagnostics (3 units)
  • RSCI 527 | Medical Product Safety (3 units)

Medical Technology & Device Science Track

Complete 2 of 4 following courses:

  • BME 535 | Ultrasonic Imaging (4 units)
  • BME 551 | Introduction to bio-MEMS and Nanotechnology (4 units)
  • BME 552 | Neural Implant Engineering (3 units)
  • BME 620L | Applied Electrophysiology (4 units)

Product Development Track

  • ISE 515 | Engineering Project Management (3 units)
  • ISE 555 | Invention and Technology Development (3 units)
3. Technical Electives

Applicable courses include: AME 503, BME 511, BME 533, BME 535, BME 551, ISE 506, 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.
 
 
There is no comprehensive exam requirement.