Undergraduate Accreditation

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BS in Biomedical Engineering Program Details

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.

The undergraduate program undergraduate educational objectives are reviewed by the Biomedical Engineering faculty at least once annually, and approved by the Faculty Committee.

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

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

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary and diverse teams and provide leadership
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve biomedical engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively: by oral, written and graphic modes
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. and an understanding of biology, human physiology, and chemistry as related to biomedical engineering needs

Enrollment, Fall 2018

Undergraduates in BME: 601


Degrees conferred, 2017-2018

Bachelor of Science in BME: 112

Our department’s biomedical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/. The last visit occurred in 2012 and takes place every six years.

You can verify our ABET accreditation by visiting:


  1. Institution: Select “Wisconsin-Madison, University of.”
  2. Program Area: Select “Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.”
  3. Click the “Search” button.