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The Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to preparing students for successful careers. In addition to courses in engineering, mathematics, and the life sciences, students are required to complete several design challenges in their freshman year and a year-long, project-based capstone design course in their senior year. In these courses, students develop their teamwork skills, learn about the product development process used in industry, and are made aware of the unique requirements and constraints of medical device design. They consider legal and regulatory issues, use standards where applicable, conduct economic analyses, and learn about packaging, sterilization, and testing of medical devices. This capstone design experience provides students with the knowledge base and skill sets needed to be effective contributing members of a medical device company, clinical engineering department, or academic research laboratory.
Check out student design projects in catalogues from previous years.
The MU-MCW Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering understands the value of learning from the experts. That is why our undergraduate design program is led by industry alumnus Dr. Jay Goldberg, PhD, Professor of Practice in Biomedical Engineering in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering.
With over 14 years’ experience working in the medical device design industry, Dr. Goldberg has helped build the Senior Design course into a robust learning experience for our undergraduate engineering students. By including often overlooked aspects of undergraduate design programs, such medical device packaging, sterilization of medical devices, and hands-on design for manufacturing activities, Dr. Goldberg has created a student design experience that is unique among capstone design courses around the country and intentionally crafted to launch undergraduate students into successful careers in the field of biomedical engineering.