Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

In order to prepare graduates to pursue a productive and meaningful career characterized by continued professional growth and meaningful societal contributions, the primary objective of the Biomedical Engineering program is to provide students a coherent program of instruction.  The Biomedical Engineering curriculum equips students to:

  1. Apply principles of engineering, biology, human physiology, chemistry, calculus-based physics, mathematics (through differential equations) and statistics;
  2. Solve bio/biomedical engineering problems, including those associated with the interaction between living and non-living systems;
  3. Analyze, model, design, and realize bio/biomedical engineering devices, systems, components, or processes; and
  4. Make measurements on and interpret data from living systems.

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, graduates of the Biomedical Engineering program are expected to have:

  1. Established themselves as practicing professionals as policy makers and leaders in government and industry and/or be engaged in advanced study in biomedical engineering or a related field;
  2. Demonstrated their ability to successfully work both independently and as members of a professional team in the formulation and design of complex engineering systems; and function effectively as responsible professionals with effective communication skills;
  3. Shown a commitment to lifelong learning through ongoing professional training and development, leadership training, and research opportunities in order to gain a deeper understanding of the social, ethical, and environmental context of changing global conditions.


Students graduating from the Biomedical Engineering program will have acquired the following:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  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, and manufacturability;
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. An ability to communicate effectively;
  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 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.