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The undergraduate program undergraduate educational objectives are reviewed by the Biomedical Engineering faculty at least once annually, and approved by the Faculty Committee. The most current program objectives are available on the BME website and published in the Biomedical Engineering undergraduate booklet.


The mission of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is to:


Create, integrate, transfer and apply knowledge of engineering design and problem solving through the development of professionals and leaders in engineering, medicine and biology.


Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):


We recognize that our graduates will choose to use the knowledge and skills that they have acquired during their undergraduate years to pursue a wide variety of career and life goals, and we encourage this diversity of paths. Whatever path graduates choose, be it a job, postgraduate education, or volunteer service, be it in engineering or another field, we have for our graduates the following objectives; that they will:


1. exhibit strong skills in problem solving, leadership, teamwork, and communication;

2. use these skills to contribute to their communities;

3. make thoughtful, well-informed career choices; and

4. demonstrate a continuing commitment to and interest in their own and others' education.


ABET Student Outcomes (SOs) a-k and BME Specific Outcomes:


Upon graduation we expect that each Biomedical Engineering student will demonstrate:



an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), science, and engineering to solve problems at the interface of engineering and biology


an ability to design and conduct experiments (including making measurements) on, as well as to analyze and interpret data from living systems; addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems.


an ability to 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


an ability to function on multidisciplinary and diverse teams and provide leadership


an ability to identify, formulate, and solve biomedical engineering problems


an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility


an ability to communicate effectively: by oral, written and graphic modes


the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context


a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning


a knowledge of contemporary issues


an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice


and an understanding of biology, human physiology, and chemistry as related to biomedical engineering needs.

Revised: September 10, 2013


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