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2022-2023 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 03, 2023
2022-2023 Graduate & Professional Studies 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 (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 upon prior approval from the track coordinator.

Track Courses Requirement (9 credits)

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

Electives (6 credits)

The elective requirement is met through two, not previously taken, courses that ideally align with the student’s interests. A list of our popular and highly recommended courses is provided here:

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