Faculty Advisor

Kohles, Sean S.


The objectives of this project are to identify the ways biomedical engineers contribute to surgical device design and propose methods of integrating design training into WPI's undergraduate biomedical engineering program. WPI's program is compared with ABET-accredited and other non-accredited programs. Interviews of design engineers and physicians are used to define the biomedical engineer's role in the medical device industry. The project shows that WPI's undergraduate program could benefit from a more educational relationship with the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering