Project Management for Biomedical Device Development


This program is eligible for the StrongerBC future skills grant. Interested learners who meet the eligibility criteria should let us know at the time of registration if you want to use this grant.

Acquire knowledge and skills in the practical aspects of biomedical device development. Gain industry-relevant training in project planning and economic management, intellectual property and regulatory frameworks, and effective and inclusive communication.

UVic Biomedical Engineering – in partnership with the Gustavson School of Business and the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of British Columbia – is pleased to offer a short program called Project Management for Biomedical Device Development.

The program is divided into three modules which cover three competencies:

1) Project planning and management

  • project scoping and stages
  • human and financial resources, and time value of money
  • development of a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis

2) Intellectual property and regulatory frameworks

  • patents, trade secrets, industrial designs, and security in the biomedical engineering field
  • standards organizations and associated provincial, federal and international agencies
  • regulatory frameworks, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulation and certification, biohazard designations

3) Effective communication with stakeholders

  • appropriate communication strategies with stakeholders
  • effective recordkeeping, including briefing and Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation (SBAR) reports
  • consultative frameworks, timelines, transparency, and confidentiality
  • challenging bias, inclusive strategies, current and emerging analytical frameworks for removing barriers and bias

Upon successful completion, you will:

  • receive a certificate of completion from the University of Victoria Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science
  • be entitled to Professional Development Units (PDUs) from the Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • be entitled to Professional Development Hours (PDHs) verified by the Engineering Institute of Canada


Delivery mode: Online

Length: Over 35 hours of combined live online classes and additional asynchronous material.

Fee: $2,000 plus GST

Start date: September 7, 2023

Schedule: Thursdays, 10 am - 12 noon Pacific Time


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