Objectives and Outcomes
Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives
- Graduates will participate in graduate, professional, and continuing education activities that demonstrate an appreciation for lifelong learning.
- Graduates will demonstrate professional, ethical, societal, environmental, and economic responsibility, for example, by active membership in professional organizations.
- Graduates will demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, and solve complex, open-ended problems by creating and implementing appropriate designs.
- Graduates will work effectively in teams consisting of diverse disciplines and cultures.
- Graduates will be effective written and oral communicators in their professions or graduate/professional schools.
Undergraduate Student Outcomes
- Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- 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
- Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- Ability to communicate effectively
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- Knowledge of contemporary issues
- Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
- An understanding of biology and physiology
- Ability to address problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems
Graduate Student Outcomes
The Biomedical Engineering Interdepartmental Program trains specially qualified engineers and scientists to work on engineering applications in either medicine or biotechnology. Graduates apply engineering principles to current needs and contribute to future advances in the fields of medicine and biotechnology. Fostering careers in industry or academia, the program offers students the choice of an M.S. or Ph.D. Degree in eight distinct fields of biomedical engineering. In addition to selected advanced engineering courses, students are required to take specially designed biomedical engineering courses to ensure a minimal knowledge of the appropriate biological sciences. Students receive practical training via an M.S. or Ph.D. research thesis or dissertation in biomedical engineering. Faculty members have principal appointments in departments across campus and well-equipped laboratories for graduate student research projects.