Master of Science in Medical Device & Diagnostic Engineering

M.S. in Biomedical Engineering (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 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.

Program of Study

Required Courses:

BME 501 Advanced Topics in Biomedical Systems (4 units), or

BME 502 Advanced Studies of the Nervous System (4 units)

BME 513 Signal and Systems Analysis (3 units)

BME 650 Biomedical Measurement and Instrument (3 units)

MPTX 511 Introduction to Medical Product Regulation (3 units), or

BME 416 Development and Regulation of Medical Products (3 units)

MPTX 515 Quality Systems and Standards (3 units), or

ISE 527 Quality Management for Engineers (3 units)

ISE 545 Technology Development and Implementation (3 units)

Technical Elective (3 units)

Complete six units from one track from the following list (6 units total):

Regulation Track

MPTX 513 Regulation of Medical Devices and Diagnostics (3 units)

RSCI 527 Medical Product Safety (3 units)

Medical Technology & Device Science Track

BME 535 Ultrasonic Imaging (3 units)

BME 551 Introduction to bio-MEMS and Nanotechnology (3 units)

BME 552 Neural Implant Engineering (3 units)

BME 620 Applied Electrophysiology (3 units)

Product Development Track

ISE 515 Engineering Project Management (3 units)

ISE 555 Invention and Technology Development (3 units)

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.