Certificate in MPI

Graduate Certificate in Medical Product Innovation (aka. C-MPI)

Download our Graduate Certificate in Medical Product Innovation information sheet.

For further information, contact Education Director, Prof. Kilichan Gurleyik (gurleyik@pitt.edu)

The Graduate Certificate in Medical Product Innovation (C-MPI), offered by the Department of Bioengineering in conjunction CMI is multi-faceted, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of medical innovation, with the objectives:
1) To educate engineering graduate students at the MS and PhD levels in clinical, engineering, business, and legal aspects of the medical device design and development process;
2) To educate students of the health sciences (residents, fellows and clinicians) in engineering, business, and legal methodologies in identifying and developing innovative solutions to their problems;
3) To educate law students in engineering methodology, regulatory constraints, medical device intellectual property, and commercialization aspects of medical innovation;
4) To educate business (MBA) students in clinical, engineering, regulatory, and legal aspects of medical innovation and entrepreneurship; and
5) To train all of the above disciplines in the art of working in multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish the medical innovation process, from medical technology ideation, through development, to realization and commercialization.

Certificate candidates must complete a minimum of 5 courses (15 credits) drawn from the following:
Medical Product Innovation (2 courses)
BIOENG 2150 - Medical Product Ideation
BIOENG 2151 - Medical Product Development

Entrepreneurship/Engineering Management (select one from)
BIOENG 2167 - Managing Medical Product Innovation
BSEO 2531 - Entrepreneurship and New Venture Initiation
BSPP 2111 - Commercializing New Technologies
IE 2003 - Engineering Management
IE 2039 - Entrepreneurship for Engineers
IE 2076 - Total Quality Management

Legal Aspects of Medical Product Engineering (select one from)
BSPP 2111 - Commercializing New Technologies 
LAW 5135 - Commercializing New Technologies
LAW 5210 - Patent Law
LAW 5260 - Intellectual Property
LAW 5631 - Law and Entrepreneurship

Medical Ethics (select one from)
BIOENG 2241 - Societal, Political, and Ethical Issues in Biotechnology 
BIOENG 2242 - Societal, Political, and Ethical Issues in Biotechnology 
BIOETH 2661 - Theoretical Foundations
BIOETH 2664 - Bioethics

Students currently enrolled in any graduate program in the University (MS, MBA, JD, PhD, etc) are eligible to obtain the C-MPI upon completion of the Certificate requirements. No formal admissions process is required. Post-baccalaureate and post-professional students interested only in obtaining the C-MPI need to apply to the Department of Bioengineering for admission to the Certificate program.

To apply, please visit the Graduate Admissions Page on the Swanson School of Engineering website.

To schedule a meeting with Dr. Kilichan Gurleyik (Dr. G) make an appointment using his Calendly Scheduling