Objectives and Outcomes
Living systems present a number of conceptual and technological problems that is not encountered in physical systems. Biomedical engineering education must allow engineers to analyze a problem from both an engineering and biological perspective; to foresee the special difficulties in working with living systems and to evaluate a wide range of possible solutions. The graduate should be able to advance both traditional engineering disciplines and biology.
The undergraduate program will provide a strong foundation in mathematics, engineering, science (basic sciences, life sciences), and humanities and social sciences. The educational foundation, coupled with opportunities for extracurricular experiences, research/internship opportunities, teaching, advising and mentoring, provides a broad pathway for students to pursue a wide variety of post-graduate opportunities.
The program objectives listed below contribute to the fulfillment of the Department missions:
- Students will be successful in attaining entry into graduate (MS or PhD degree programs) or professional schools (Medical, Dental, Veterinarian, Business, Public Health, Law), or
- Students will be successful in attaining employment in positions that utilize biomedical engineering or a related field.
Upon completion of the B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, students will demonstrate the ability to:
- apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data.
- design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- function on multidisciplinary teams.
- identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- display an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- communicate effectively.
- acquire the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- recognize of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- exhibit a knowledge of contemporary issues.
- use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.