Master's Certificate in Medical Device Design
Learn advanced biomedical design while earning your Master of Engineering degree
Students in the Master of Engineering (MEng) program in Duke's Department of Biomedical Engineering can greatly enhance their degree and gain career advantages with a Certificate in Medical Device Design.
As a master's medical device design certificate student, you will:
- Gain engineering skills relevant to device design—including electrical, software and mechanical aspects
- Learn the device development process—including design ethnography, regulatory controls, manufacturing strategies, and verification and validation testing
- Be well-prepared for a career in the medical equipment industry, which in the U.S. is expected to grow to over $200 billion annually in the coming decade
Students design solutions to authentic clinical problems
Certificate students take two advanced biomedical design courses, which include an intensive hands-on opportunity to work alongside clinicians.
The first course provides an in-depth exploration of industry methods and a simulation of how a product development team works in the medical device industry—including identifying customer needs, developing prototypes, and creating implementation strategies.
The second course hones student’s skills in design and manufacturing through advanced CAD techniques, materials and manufacturing process selection, and small design projects.
In addition to departmental requirements, technical electives and the internship requirement of the Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in biomedical engineering, successful candidates for the certificate also complete:
Advanced Design and Prototyping Skills
Fall and Spring
|One (1) of the following:
||Fall and Spring|
|Advanced Biomedical Design 1||Fall|
Advanced Biomedical Design 2
- Apply to the Duke BME Master of Science (MS) Program or to the BME Master of Engineering (MEng) Program
- Indicate Certificate in Medical Device Design on your master's application