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Mission & Objectives


To be the nation’s premier biomedical engineering program at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level.


The mission of the Biomedical Engineering Program is to educate our students for careers of service, leadership, and distinction in engineering or other fields by using a participatory, learn by doing, "hands-on" laboratory, projects and design centered approach.

Strategic Directions

Please see our poster: Strategic Directions - Designing systems to improve global health.

Student Outcomes

We expect our graduates to demonstrate that they have attained the following outcomes

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objective.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Furthermore, our program prepares graduates with experience in:

  • Applying principles of engineering, biology, human physiology, chemistry, calculus-based physics, mathematics (through differential equations) and statistics.
  • Solving bio/biomedical engineering problems, including those associated with the interaction between living and non-living systems.
  • Analyzing, modeling, designing, and realizing bio/biomedical engineering devices, systems, components, or processes.     
  • Making measurements on and interpreting data from living systems.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Utilize a knowledge base with a core foundation in engineering, physical and biological sciences, which will enable them to apply their skills to a variety of challenges in their chosen field.  Our graduates will demonstrate innovation, creativity, adaptability, and critical thinking to solve problems in disciplines related to biomedical engineering that are relevant to industry, academia, or medicine and health related fields.
  • Demonstrate leadership in their chosen fields, and make decisions that are socially and ethically responsible.   Our graduates will function effectively in multidisciplinary team environments and communicate effectively to a variety of audiences.
  • Build and expand upon their undergraduate foundations by engaging in learning opportunities throughout their careers.

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