Objectives & Outcomes


Program Educational Objectives

The Biomedical Engineering program educational objectives are to provide the broad education in engineering, biology and medicine so:


  • graduates establish themselves as practicing professionals in biomedical or biotechnology industries or engage themselves in advance study in biomedical engineering or a related field,
  • graduates make positive contributions in biomedical industries and/or other sectors, and
  • graduates work successfully as a member of a professional team and function effectively as responsible professionals.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes (SLOs) describe desired attributes of biomedical engineering students by the time they graduate:

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics (including multivariable calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, and statistics), science (including chemistry, calculus-based physics, and the life sciences), and engineering.

b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

c) an ability to design and realize a biomedical device, component, or process to meet desired needs.

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 a global and societal context.

i) a recognition of the need 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.