Master of Science in Medical Device & Diagnostic Engineering

M.S. in Medical Device & Diagnostic Engineering (MDDE)

 

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 28-32 units of course work and has been designed to be completed in three semesters of full-time study. A minimum of 28 units is required for the master's degree. Students in the program will complete 21 units of required core courses and must select a 6-8 unit specialization (or “track”).

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: 28

1. Required 6 courses (21-22 units):

Complete 3 of the following courses:

  • BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis (4 units)
  • BME 650 | Biomedical Measurement and Instrument (4 units) 
  • ISE 545 | Technology Development and Implementation (3 units)

Complete 1 of 2 following courses:

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

Complete 1 of 2 following courses:

  • BME 416 | Development & Regulation of Medical Products (4 units)
  • MPTX 511 | Introduction to Medical Product Regulation (3 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)
Technical Elective (if necessary)

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.
 
 
BME Course Offerings 2020-2021
 

Fall 2020

  • BME 501 | Advanced Studies in Biomedical Systems
  • BME 502 | Advanced Studies of the Nervous System
  • BME 504 | Neuromuscular Systems
  • BME 510 | Cellular Systems Engineering 
  • BME 511 | Physiological Control Systems
  • BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis
  • BME 527 | Integration of Medical Imaginging Systems
  • BME 540 | Biofluid Mechanics: Transport and Circulatory Systems
  • BME 599 | Special Topics - Biosensors and Diagnostic Devices for Healthcare Applications  

Spring 2021

  • BME 501 | Advanced Studies in Biomedical Systems
  • BME 506 | Bioengineering of Disease and Cell Therapeutics
  • BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis
  • BME 514 | Physiological Signals and Data Analytics
  • BME 525 | Advanced Biomedical Imaging
  • BME 528 | Medical Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Informatics Application
  • BME 530 | Introduction to Systems Biology
  • BME 551 | Introduction to Bio-MEMS and Nanotechnology
  • BME 552 | Neural Implant Engineering
  • BME 650 | Biomedical Measurement and Instrumentation