01 Objectives

01 Objectives     02 Practical Experience     03 Workload     05 Syllabus 

Preparation of formal engineering reports (design history file) and fabrication of prototype based on a series of engineering analysis and design solutions illustrating methodology from various branches of engineering, applied mechanics and sciences as applied to bioengineering problems. Oral presentations are required. Students are exposed to the entire design process: design problem definition, generation of a design specification, documentation, design review process, prototype fabrication, and design verification.

This module consists of a design project to be worked on by a team of 5 or 6 students. All members of the team are expected to contribute to the overall design however each member of the team is responsible for a specific task such as regulatory affairs, patent review, design specifications, design verification and detail engineering drawings. There are a series of lectures and tutorials to address specific issues in the design process. There will also be demonstration laboratory and consultation with surgeons on various clinical issues. Visit to live surgery will be arranged when logistics permit. At the end of the module each team will submit a design history file and a prototype of their design.

At the end of the module, the students should be able to function as an entry level design engineer in a medical device company.