ABET Information

The Biomedical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Mission Statement - Department of Biomedical Engineering

The educational goal of our biomedical engineering programs is to rigorously educate our undergraduate students in diverse fields of biomedical engineering that build on a strong foundation in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology and then develop a core competency in a specific specialized area of biomedical engineering. Particular focus is given to in-depth education in the engineering and biological concepts underlying physiological processes. The principal means of accomplishing these goals is through a comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum, which begins with a critical understanding of engineering, mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology, building towards state-of-the-art biomedical engineering research and development.

Because a critical component of our educational mission is to provide a permanent foundation from which the student can succeed in a career in biomedical engineering, an integrated, core set of biomedical engineering courses have been implemented. These courses provide our students with the underlying mathematical and engineering principles required to understand how biological organisms develop and respond to their environment. The students will also attain a credible level of sophistication in their understanding of cell, tissue and organ physiology. Additionally, the student will be able to complement this background with supplementary courses within biomedical engineering, augmented by targeted electives in engineering and biology.

ABET Program Educational Objectives

     Our graduates will apply skills and insight gained from a curriculum

     integrating engineering and biology to biomedically related fields in sectors

     including academia, industry, medicine, law, and/or government.

     Our graduates will strive to become inspirational leaders who make socially

     and ethically responsible decisions that beneficially impact health and

     society from local communities to the global population.

     Our graduates will use scientific research and collaborations to develop

     biomedical technologies that can be translated into cost-effective clinical

     solutions to enhance diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of health issues.

     Our graduates will remain lifelong learners, continue to grow professionally

     and personally throughout their careers, and be partners to grow future

     generations of biomedical engineers.

ABET 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 multidisciplinary 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, economic, environmental 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.


ABET Compliance

Table D-1.2. Program Enrollment and Degree Data


Biomedical Engineering