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Global Medical Device Design - Ireland

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Dublin, Galway, Cork, Limerick, and Killarney, Ireland
Course # SA 10519
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2019 05/08/19 to 05/27/19

Program Leader

Phone765 496-2444

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description

Information now updated for 2019! 

Join Prof. Hugh Lee, and Corey Linkel as they lead you through Ireland to learn about Global Perspectives on Design, Engineering worldviews, global ethical perspectives, and regulatory issues in medical products. The course will integrate continuing EPICS design projects with community partners in Ireland with Industry site visits. Your program will begin in Dublin, and then you will visit Galway, Limerick, Killarney, Cork, Galway, then return to Dublin. Industry visits may include AbbVie, Boston Scientific, DePuy Synthes, Ft Wayne Metals, and others. Cultural activities will include: Trad on the Prom dance, Blarney Castle, Aran Islands, Trinity College, Cliffs of Moher, a Hurling match and more.

The program dates for 2019: Arrive in Dublin by 9 am on Thursday, May 9, 2019 and depart Dublin after 6 am on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

In addition to the travel program, students accepted into the class will be expected to attend the following 5 meetings and EPICS Design Review during the Spring 2018 semester leading up to the trip:

Wednesday, February 6, 2019: 5:30 - 7:30 pm in ARMS 1028

Wednesday, February 20, 2019: 5:30 - 7:30 pm in ARMS 1028

Wednesday, March 6, 2019: 5:30 - 7:30 pm in ARMS 1028

Wednesday, March 20, 2019: 5:30 - 7:30 pm in ARMS 1028

Wednesday, April 10, 2019: 5:30 - 7:30 pm in ARMS 1028 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019: 5:30 - 7:30 pm in ARMS 1028 - **may change to attend GDAT final design review

Academic Credit

For BME students this course will appear on your transcript as BME 49500 Global Perspectives in Medical Technology Design - Purdue In Ireland, and counts as a BME technical elective under the category Regulatory Courses.

For non-BME students this course appears on your transcript as EPCS 49000 Global Perspectives in Medical Technology Design - Purdue In Ireland.


To be eligible, students must also complete the supplemental Qualtrics survey found here: (NOTE: If the link does not work, copy and paste the above URL into a browser to complete the survey.)

Preference will be given to students enrolled in EPICS for the Spring 2019 semester, especially those in the GDAT team, and BME students.

Program Cost

Estimated cost is $3100 plus air, travel documents, meals (breakfast is provided) and personal spending money.  Program cost includes: housing, ground transportation, breakfast, 3 credits, insurance, excursions and cultural activities on the itinerary.

**Please note that non-US Citizens may need a Visa for the Republic of Ireland and a UK Visa for Northern Ireland.  Please check consulate website to confirm for someone of your nationality**

**Purdue Moves Scholarships are available.  You must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible, even if you don't normally file a FAFSA.  Check your eligibility HERE

Application Deadline

Completed applications (both the Study Abroad application and the above listed Qualtrics survey) are due at 8:00 am on Monday, December 10, 2018. All applications received by the due date will be considered for participation in the program. Any applications received after the due date will be reviewed only if there is still space (up to capacity of 20 students).

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