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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Aug 09, 2020
 
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Medical Product Engineering (MPE) - PhD Track


The PhD track in Medical Product Engineering (MPE) emphasizes preparation for an industrial or academic career in medical product research and development. The MPE track introduces students to principles of engineering innovation targeted to the identification of and the solution to important challenges and unmet clinical needs in health care technology and delivery. The program of study emphasizes education in medical product design and development, the development of advanced engineering skills, and knowledge of cellular and systems level physiology pertinent to the healthcare field in which the student is doing research. 

Life Science Requirements (2 courses, 6 credits)

MPE track students are required to take one cellular level physiology course and one systems level physiology course to satisfy their Life Science Requirement. These courses should be chosen based on a student’s interest and research from the following list:

Cellular Level

Systems Level

Any systems (organ) level physiology course. Must be approved by track coordinator. Some examples not requiring approval include:

Track Courses Requirement (3 courses, 9 credits)

The third track course elective must be selected from the following list based on the student’s interest and research:

Electives (2 courses, 6 credits)

Students can take any two appropriate courses for their electives but the following courses are highly recommended:

Any track course elective above not already taken