Course Information





Fall: 2.75 - 6.525 (G-H), 2.750 - 6.025J (UG CI-M)

Design of Medical Devices

Since 2004 the course has partnered with CIMIT to bring together Boston-area physicians and MIT engineering students in developing new medical devices.  Physicians present their particular challenges then student teams work with them during the course of a semester to develop solutions.

Over the past years, this class has become a highly effective mechanism for generating new research ideas and collaborations with patents filed and many of the projects receiving subsequent funding and accelerating from prototypes toproducts.

Projects identified to have a significant impact with a viable market can be continued into the spring term for the next level implimentation.

2.750 is an alternative to the ME 2.009 requirement, Units: 4-0-8

Official Course Description (Registrar) | Course Poster

Tuesday & Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 in 3-442


Student questions? - Please contact the course staff

Course Highlights

  • Work with a local client on a real medical challenge!
  • Learn the design process & prototype a solution
  • Applied mechanical & electrical engineering
  • Weekly design reviews with the instructors
  • Guest lectures from professionals
  • Presentations throught the course
  • Journal quality final paper and possible patent application
  • Explore Past Projects
  • Tech TV

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Course Instructors


Prof. Alex H. Slocum


Prof. Charlie G. Sodini


Nevan Hanumara, PhD

MIT 2014-2015 - Call for Proposals is now CLOSED

Download RFP | Submission Link

Two page proposals due: 14 July 2014

Finalists notified: 4 August 2014

Presentation to students for final selection: 2nd week of September

For questions please contact: Nevan Hanumara, PhD


Spring: 2.753 (G), 2.752 (U)

Development of Mechanical Products

2.753 is offered in the Spring term as a follow-on course to focus on evolving a product from proof-of-concept to beta prototype.

Teams learn skills including project planning, budgeting, models for scaling, tolerancing and reliability, patenting and business planning.

In lieu of taking 12 units of 2.ThU, Course 2 majors taking 2.752 may write a bachelor's thesis that documents their contributions to the product.

- Prof. Alexander H. Slocum, Course Instructor


Tuesday & Thursday 15:00 - 16:30 in 3-442

Units: 3-0-9

Student questions? - Please contact the course staff



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