CET780 Materials in Medicine

Course Provider

School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)



Academic Unit



This course introduces and exposes learners to different classes of biomaterials and their applications. It provides an introduction to specific materials commonly used in medical devices, as well as general structure and properties of the main material classes used, namely metals, ceramics, polymers and hydrogels.

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. Classify materials into three main classes: metals, ceramics and polymers;

2. Describe the structure-property relationships of metals, ceramics and polymers for use in medical applications and;

3. Discuss important material properties to consider when selecting a material for an implant and their implications.

Metals and Ceramics in Medicine

- Structure and properties of metals and ceramics
- Applications of metals and ceramics in medicine

Polymers in Medicine

- Structure and properties of polymers and hydrogels
- Degradable and natural polymers
- Applications polymers and hydrogels in medicine

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

Standard Course Fee: S$1,263.67

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

Cat-A SSG Funded Courses


Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) 


Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)

  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST.
  • 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
    CET779 Tissue – Material Interactions1
    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.