Medical Devices and Biomaterials (M.S.)
As part of Illinois Institute of Technology’s mission to provide a distinctive and relevant education that focuses on preparing its students for careers that contribute to solving important problems facing humanity, the Department of Biomedical Engineering is now offering the Master of Science in Medical Devices and Biomaterials. This program will provide the education and training relevant to the design and development of medical devices. Special emphasis is placed on the principles of engineering design methodology, computational and modeling aspects of medical devices, and design and use of biomaterials in medical devices. Graduates of the program will be able to identify design problems related to the construction of biomedical engineering devices; to understand the process involved in the planning, designing, and development of these devices; to build and test prototype biomedical devices; and to have an understanding of the principles of biomaterial design and development. Aligning with Illinois Tech’s university-wide Health and Wellness research initiative, the medical devices and biomaterials program will provide its graduates with the fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience needed to thrive in the ever-evolving and fast-growing biomedical engineering field.
The Master of Science in Medical Devices and Biomaterials will provide students with the education and training relevant to the design and development of medical devices. Special emphasis is placed on the principles of engineering design methodology, computational and modeling aspects of medical devices, and design and use of biomaterials in medical devices.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a faster-than-average growth for biomedical engineering jobs from 2019–2029. The largest sector of the biomedical engineering field are those who work in medical equipment and supplies manufacturing.
Among the careers that graduates can pursue include (but are not limited to):
- Medical device engineer
- Product development engineer
- Medical science liaison
- Sales and business development
A total of 32 credit hours is required for graduation.
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Students interested in the medical devices and biomaterials program must have graduated from an engineering or science bachelor’s degree program with a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale to be admitted. Candidates should have prior coursework that demonstrates proficiency in math. Prospective students should also have a GRE composite score of 300 and quantitative score of 80 percent, as well as two semesters of calculus and one semester of differential equations.