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.
Our objectives of the undergraduate program:
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.
Our expected outcomes for every student are:
1. Understanding of biology and physiology as related to biomedical engineering needs
2. Ability to apply knowledge of advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), sciences, and engineering to solve problems at the interface of engineering and biology and to model biological systems
3. Ability to design and conduct experiments, including making measurements and interpreting experimental data from living systems and addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living systems and non-living materials and systems
4. Ability to identify, formulate and solve biomedical engineering problems
5. Ability to design systems or processes to meet desired needs
6. Ability to function on diverse teams and provide leadership
7. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility and the impact of engineering in our global society
8. Ability to communicate by oral, written and graphic modes
9. Recognize the need for and engage in life-long learning
10. Liberal education to provide knowledge of contemporary issues
Revised: December 9, 2003