Medical Device Design and Entrepreneurship Master of Science

The Denver metro area is the eighth-largest medical device industry sector in the United States and, prior to the current COVID-19 crisis, was growing at a rate of over 5%. This focused program is for students holding a BS in engineering or life science. The curriculum includes training from the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, the CU Denver College of Engineering, Design and Computing, and the CU Denver Business School with design-based training in FDA and worldwide regulatory processes, intellectual property strategies for medical devices, applying a “lean startup” model to medical device businesses, and funding and reimbursement strategies for medical devices as well as biology and machine learning concepts.

Instructors include experienced medtech entrepreneurs, industry personnel, regulatory experts and business leaders. This program culminates with a business-oriented project focusing on generating deeper understanding of one important area within medical device design and entrepreneurship. Completion of this bioengineering MS degree will make students more competitive for work in the areas of medical device design or entrepreneurial biotech

Are entrepreneurs born or made? However you feel about this question, there is a common set of skills and knowledge that successful entrepreneurs possess. In this program, we explore the key ingredients needed to develop value in medical devices. Students will work directly with experienced mentors to learn the practical skills for success in this space.
Dr. Robin Shandas

Robin Shandas

CU Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering, Founder of 8 medical technology startups

Western Regional Graduate Program

The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) allows graduate students who are residents of WICHE member states to enroll outside of their home state and pay resident tuition.

All College of Engineering, Design and Computing graduate programs are eligible for the WRGP. 

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