Objectives and Outcomes

Program Objectives

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.


Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data.
  3. 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.
  4. function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. display an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. communicate effectively.
  8. acquire the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. recognize of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. exhibit a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Last updated on Thursday, January 28, 2016

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