Engineering class


Courses and Curriculum

The program consists of 15 courses representing 37.5 credit hours. Courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate working engineers and are taught at both institutions. Students may enroll as full or part-time students. Full-time students can complete the program in three semesters. The program includes courses in healthcare technologies management and in business/management. All business courses are taught as part of the MBA program at Marquette University. One technical elective and one professional development elective are also required and are chosen according to the student's interests and career goals.

Healthcare Technologies Management Courses

Survey of Biomedical Engineering Technology
3 credits

Review of technologies employed in medicine for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of chronic and acute diseases, as well as hospital support. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with the operating principles, economic aspects, and purposes of healthcare technologies in clinical care.

Environment of Healthcare Delivery
2 credits

Review of current models for healthcare delivery (e.g. fee for service, modified fee for service, managed care, capitated care, IPOs, HMOs), and the ascendancy/descendency of various models in different geographic regions and in response to economic incentives.

Biomedical Technology Assessment
3 credits

An introduction to quantitative assessment of healthcare technologies encompassing retrospective and prospective approaches. Topics include the history, development, and adoption of technologies and the evaluation of efficacy, safety, financial costs, healthcare quality, effectiveness, and clinical outcomes. Case studies presenting the breadth of classic and current work in healthcare technology assessment are covered.

Biomedical Technology Standards and Regulations
2 credits

Overview of standards and regulations that impact the development, acquisition, and management of health care technologies. Discusses international technical standards, consensus technical standards, and FDA regulations regarding the manufacture, distribution, and use of medical devices. Examines how standards and regulations affect medical technologies at all stages of maturation, from prototype development, through testing, marketing, customer use, and into obsolescence. Examines how these standards and regulations affect technology viewed from different perspectives based on what a technology is (e.g. physical device or drug, information, and knowledge) and what technology causes in the adopting organizations (e.g. change, new processes).

Ethics of Technology Utilization
1.5 credits

Ethics applied to the utilization and management of healthcare technologies in a patient-care setting, including topics such as beneficence, nonmaleficence, quality-cost, resource allocation and personal-public conflicts, technology diffusion models and controls, clinical research and research integrity, and patient rights and confidentiality.

Product Development of Medical Devices
2 credits

Design, testing, regulatory, and legal requirements will be presented along with project evaluation and management methods. Issues involving management of the product development process will be emphasized.

Seminar: Special Topics in Healthcare Technologies Management
1.0 credit-spans two semesters-0.5 credit/semester

Speakers from clinical, industrial, and consulting fields will present seminars covering timely topics relevant to the management of healthcare technologies.

Independent Study in Healthcare Technologies Management
3 credits-spans three semesters-1 credit/semester

During the first semester, students will identify an independent study project or internship involving the management of healthcare technologies, and present it to the faculty for approval. Project selection will be based on the career goals and interests of the student. Faculty and industry/hospital advisors will be available to assist students. Projects will be completed during the third semester and a final report will be presented to the faculty.

Business/Management Courses

Accounting Foundations
2 credits

Emphasis on external reporting to stockholders, government, and other outside parties. Includes measurement of income and expenses and the valuation of assets and equities, under various forms of business organizations. Structuring data to aid management decisions.

Managerial Accounting
3 credits

The course emphasizes the role of the accounting system as a quantitative information system. Available data are restructured in the form of internal reports to management for use in planning and controlling routine operations as well as in making non-routine decisions and formulating major plans and policies. The analysis of data makes use of regression analysis, matrix algebra, and linear programming.

Marketing Management
3 credits

An integrated approach to marketing from a managerial point of view. Making use of economic, quantitative, and behavioral concepts in analyzing and developing a framework for decision-making and implementation of a firm's marketing program.

Financial Management
3 credits

Application of financial theory and advanced techniques to the managerial decisions of the business firm. Topical coverage includes the areas of risk, valuation, capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, investment decisions and international finance.

Organizational Behavior
3 credits

Analysis of the intersection of the administrative process and the organization in attaining goals in various environments. Determinants of group and organizational performance, with consideration given to the intergroup processes, complex organizational processes, and the behavioral consequences of organizational structure.

Recommended Full-Time Track

Fall Semester

Survey of Biomedical Engineering Technology 3.0
Elective 3.0
Accounting Foundations 2.0
Financial Management 3.0
Special Topics in Healthcare Technologies Management 0.5
Applied Biomedical Engineering Project 1.0
Total: 12.5

Spring Semester

Biomedical Technology Evaluation 3.0
Environment of Healthcare Delivery 2.0
Elective 3.0
Marketing Management 3.0
Special Topics in Healthcare Technologies Management 0.5
Applied Biomedical Engineering Project 1.0
Total: 12.5

Summer Semester

Biomedical Technology Standards and Regulations 2.0
Ethics of Technology Utilization 1.5
Product Development of Medical Devices 2.0
Managerial Accounting 3.0
Organizational Behavior 3.0
Applied Biomedical Engineering Project 1.0
Total: 12.5


Contact us

College of Engineering
1515 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Dean's office: (414) 288-6591
Prospective students: (414) 288-7302
Academic Advising Center: (414) 288-6000
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