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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 12, 2024
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bioengineering - Medical Product Innovation Certificate

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The Graduate Certificate in Medical Product Innovation (C-MPI), offered by the Department of Bioengineering in conjunction with Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) is multi-faceted, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of medical innovation, with the objectives:

  • To educate engineering graduate students at the MS and PhD levels in clinical, engineering, business, and legal aspects of the medical device design and development process;
  • To educate students of the health sciences (residents, fellows and clinicians) in engineering, business, and legal methodologies in identifying and developing innovative solutions to their problems;
  • To educate law students in engineering methodology, regulatory constraints, medical device intellectual property, and commercialization aspects of medical innovation;
  • To educate business (MBA) students in clinical, engineering, regulatory, and legal aspects of medical innovation and entrepreneurship; and
  • To train all of the above disciplines in the art of working in multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish the medical innovation process, from medical technology ideation, through development, to realization and commercialization.

Certificate candidates must complete a minimum of 5 courses (15 credits) drawn from the following areas:

Medical Product Innovation Core Curriculum - 6 credits

Per approval by program director

Electives - 9 credits

Select 3 credits from each of the following subgroups:


Students currently enrolled in any graduate program in the University (MS, MBA, JD, PhD, etc.) are eligible to obtain the C-MPI upon completion of the Certificate requirements.  No formal admissions process is required, but eligible students must submit their intent to graduate with the C-MPI Certificate.

Post-baccalaureate and post-professional students interested only in obtaining the C-MPI need to apply to the Department of Bioengineering  for admission to the Certificate program.

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