CET779 Tissue – Material Interactions

Course Provider

School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)



Academic Unit



This course introduces and exposes students to different classes of biomaterials and their applications. The aims of this course is for students to learn the mechanisms by which the human body reacts to a foreign material

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Materials Science and Engineering
- FlexiMasters in Materials Science and Engineering

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At the end of the course, learners  are able to:

1. Describe the mechanisms by which the human body reacts to implanted materials;

2. Define biocompatibility;

3. Determine how medical devices and their materials needs to be tested for and proven by device manufacturers in order to market the device and;

4. Discuss special handling, performance requirements, degradation and ethical aspects relevant specifically to biomaterials and medical devices.

Introduction to Biomaterials 

- Key concepts and evolution of biomaterials
- Ethical issues of biomaterials

Tissue – Material Interactions

- Tissue – biomaterial interface 
- Blood – biomaterial interaction 
- Wound healing and immune response 
- Determination of biocompatibility

Suitable for professionals working in Engineering, Quality Control, Failure Analysis, Manufacturing and R&D.

Standard Course Fee: S$1,275.48

SSG Funding Support

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Fee BEFORE funding & GST

Fee AFTER funding & 8% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

• NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.

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    CET774 Organic Structural Materials1
    CET775 Organic Electronic Materials1
    CET776 Organic Optical Materials1
    CET780 Materials in Medicine1
    CET781 Tissue Engineering & Drug Delivery1
    CET782 Processes for Particulate Materials and Bulk Materials 1
    CET783 Vacuum Processes1
    CET784 Solution Processes1
    CET847 Inorganic Materials 3
    CET848 Processing of Organic Materials 3


    Listed courses are:

    • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Materials Science and Engineering (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Materials Science and Engineering (total 15AUs).
    • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved.