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Develop skills and competencies in biomedical devices.

Medical Devices and Technologies—Graduate Certificate

Medical Devices and Technologies

Become part of the tremendous growth in medical technology sectors as a medical device engineer.

Learn the basics of medical imaging. Understand regulatory aspects of medical device packaging and miniaturization. Apply principles of design to diagnostics and wearables. Try out microelectromechanical system fabrication techniques. Completion of the requirements for this certification indicates specialization in medical devices and technologies. The median medical device engineer salary is about $90,000 per year.

3 + 1 courses in 3 semesters.

Department Biomedical Engineering
Admissions requirement BS in an engineering discipline.
Contact Sean J. Kirkpatrick
Length 3 + 1 courses in 2-3 semesters
Effort 3 hours per credit per week
Each course 3 credits, 1 credit
Total credits 9 + 1
Course type Online or on-campus
Modality Watch class recordings on demand
Cost Based on credits and course type
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Progress quickly with a compact curriculum.

Work with the program advisor to select courses that fit your interests and pre-requisite skills.

Take 10 credits of required courses.

The 1 credit project may take on various forms depending upon the needs and interests of the student. This is not a thesis. Examples of projects may include literature reviews, participation in a research project, or a work-related project that the student needs to complete at their place of employment.

BE 5410 - Medical Imaging

This course covers the physical nature of the interactions between the waves and matter, especially the biological tissues, principle imaging modalities used in modern medicine and the common techniques used for processing of the resulting images.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

BE 5670 - Micro & Nano Technologies

This course will introduce students to micro- and nano- technologies and the processes involved in their manufacturing. Particular emphasis will be on their use in biomedical applications. Goal is to provide information beneficial in research and development, and the industry.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

BE 5755 - Medical Devices

An introduction to medical devices used for diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment in clinical medicine. Topics covered include product planning, reliability, clinical trial design, regulatory as well as technical aspects of common medical devices.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

BE 5900 - Biomedical Engineering Masters Topics

Biomedical engineering courses will be offered as professional electives dependent upon the interest of the faculty.

  • Credits: variable to 6.0; May be repeated
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

The minimum completion time is two semesters.

Here is a typical schedule.

Fall Spring
BE 5670
BE 5755
BE 5410
BE 5900

Interested in taking a single, online course? Enroll as a non-degree seeking student.

Upon completion of the Certificate the student should be able to:

  1. Create device requirements for medical product design and development using fundamental knowledge of engineering, biomedicine, and biotechnology
  2. Integrate high-level engineering principles to solve specific biomedical problems related to medical devices and technologies.
  3. Apply knowledge of device development, manufacturing and regulatory requirements to real-life medical device design and development scenarios.

Michigan Tech was founded in 1885.

The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and widely respected by fast-paced industries, including automotive development, infrastructure, manufacturing, and aerospace. Michigan Tech graduates deliver on rapid innovation and front-line research, leaning into any challenge with confidence.

The College of Engineering fosters excellence in education and research.

We set out as the Michigan Mining School in 1885 to train mining engineers to better operate copper mines. Today, more than 60 percent of Michigan Tech students are enrolled in our 17 undergraduate and 29 graduate engineering programs across nine departments. Our students and curriculum embrace the spirit of hard work and fortitude our founders once had. Our online graduate courses are the same, robust classes taken by our doctorate and masters candidates, taught directly by highly regarded faculty, with outstanding support from staff. We invite working professionals to join these courses, bring their own experience and challenges as part of the discussion. Leverage the national reputation of Michigan Tech to advance your career in tech leadership.

Meet the online certified instructors.

Students have the flexibility to review class recordings later.

Jingfeng Jiang

Jingfeng Jiang

Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Teaching Statement

Dr. Jian teaches on topics of biomechanics, finite element modeling, medical imaging, and biomedical design.

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Sean Kirkpatrick

Sean Kirkpatrick

Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering

Teaching Statement

Dr. Kirkpatrick specializes in medical imaging, biomedical signals and systems, biomedical design fundamentals, and biomedical engineering.

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Smitha Rao

Smitha Rao

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Teaching Statement

Dr. Rao teaches biomedical design, micro and nano technologies, and biomedical instrumentation.

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Orhan Soykan

Orhan Soykan

Professor of Practice, Biomedical Engineering

Teaching Statement

Dr. Soykan teaches on topics of biomedical instrumentation, medical imaging, medical devices, and numerical techniques in biomedical engineering.

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