Medical Devices

Silicon Valley and the greater Bay area is home to one of the highest concentrations of medical device companies in the world. Valued at more than $185 billion and growing, the medical device industry needs highly qualified professionals who can navigate the complex world of scientific discovery, business acumen, and regulation. Medical devices include everything from the tongue depressor and surgically implanted stents, to the Fitbit and other in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) that operate with smartphones. Learn from instructors who have experience working in large companies and startups and are passionate about sharing the exciting opportunities in this profession.

The Medical Devices certificate program covers topics that are critical to the development and commercialization of safe and effective medical devices and IVDs. Students benefit from a practical and hands-on approach. They build a solid foundation that spans product design and development, regulatory and quality issues, innovation strategy, and risk management.  Experienced and aspiring medical device professionals will gain insight into the technological, regulatory and business aspects of the industry and learn what it takes  to be successful in the dynamic and highly regulated medical device industry. Ideal for: quality assurance professionals, regulatory affairs professionals, research and development, product developers, software and hardware engineers, product managers, customer support specialists, product verification and validation professionals, sales and marketing professionals, operations and manufacturing, and clinical research professionals.

Program Format

Courses are offered in classroom.

Credit Required

17 unit minimum; 5 required courses, 4.5 units of elective credit

Program Duration

Most courses take between 4 - 10 weeks to complete. Certificate, if pursued full-time, can take a year

Approximate Program Cost

$ 7,000

(Program costs are higher for F-1 students.)