1 x 120-minute lecture weekly
1 x 60-minute workshop weekly
1 x 240-minute project work weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of DSGN7702, ENGR4781 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic includes: The medical device industry; concepts associated with the innovation, design, and development of medical devices; medical device regulation; intellectual property; commercial viability.

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with an overview of the medical device industry, and knowledge and understanding of the process of innovation and commercialisation within that industry.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the concepts associated with the innovation, design, and development of medical devices
  2. Undertake a commercial viability assessment on a potential medical device product
  3. Understand medical device regulation and intellectual property, and the responsibilities of a medical device design engineer in relation to these

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.