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Biomedical Engineering, BSBME

Program Educational Objectives

The mission of the Biomedical Engineering Department is to promote learning and discovery that integrates engineering and life sciences for the advancement of human health. To fulfill this mission at the undergraduate level, we have identified the overarching objective to provide educational opportunities for students to creatively integrate engineering and life sciences so that graduates can successfully pursue the following:

  1. Advanced study leading to research or professional practice in biomedical engineering
  2. Advanced study leading to research or professional practice in health care
  3. Careers in biomedical engineering industries or related technical and professional fields

 

Student Outcomes:

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c. 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
d. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g. an ability to communicate effectively
h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in global and societal context
i. a recognition of the needs for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j. a knowledge of contemporary issues
k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
l. an understanding of biology and physiology, and the capability to apply advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), science, and engineering to solve the problems at the interface of engineering and biology
m. the ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems, addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems

 

Student enrollment and graduation data:

Academic Program

Degrees Granted
(Summer 2015 - Spring 2016)

Pre-Major Enrollment (Autumn 2016)

Major Enrollment (Autumn 2016)

Total Enrollment (Autumn 2016)

Biomedical Eng

73

303

233

536

 

For more information, visit the Biomedical Engineering major page.