Biomedical Engineering Objectives & Outcomes
Biomedical Engineering Program Objectives
The objectives of the engineering program with a concentration in biomedical engineering were developed by the program faculty, in consultation with the School of Engineering Education and Assessment Committee and based on feedback from our constituencies. These objectives address the ABET EC2000 criterion 2 while directly supporting the mission and objectives of the School of Engineering and the overall mission of the Institute.
The program objectives are the attributes that we expect our graduates to achieve within the first several years after graduating from the program. They are articulated as follows:
- Graduates succeed in their chosen profession with the technical competencies and the breadth of knowledge needed to design, build and manage complex systems successfully and to master emerging technologies
- Graduates demonstrate an entrepreneurial orientation to problem solving and the application of technology to create value
- Graduates pursue advanced studies and degrees at top-rated institutions worldwide
- Graduates are leaders who create new ways to meet society’s needs and recognize the significance of global, societal, environmental and ethical issues in the decisions that they make in their careers
- Graduates demonstrate the hallmarks of professional and ethical conduct, the confidence to lead and to follow, to transmit ideas effectively and to embrace learning as a lifelong activity
- In addition, graduates with the Biomedical Engineering concentration effectively apply their engineering design and analysis skills in a biomedical environment.
Biomedical Engineering Program Outcomes
I. Broad Based Technical Expertise
- Outcome 1 A&B (Scientific foundations) the ability to use applied scientific knowledge.
- Outcome 1C (Engineering foundations) the ability to use fundamental engineering knowledge.
- Outcome 2 (Experimentation) the ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, and analyze experimental data.
- Outcome 3 (Tools) the ability to use the relevant tools necessary for engineering practice.
- Outcome 4 (Technical design) the technical ability to design a prescribed engineering system with emphasis on biomedical engineering applications.
- Outcome 5 (Design assessment) the ability to develop and assess alternative system designs based on technical and non-technical criteria.
II. Professional Advancement and Communications
- Outcome 6 (Professionalism) the ability to recognize and achieve high levels of professionalism in their work.
- Outcome 7 (Leadership) the ability to assume leadership roles.
- Outcome 8 (Teamwork) the ability to function on teams.
- Outcome 9 (Communication) the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively.
III. World View and Personal Development
- Outcome 10 (Ethics and morals) a critical understanding of ethical and moral systems in a social context.
- Outcome 11 (Contemporary Issues) knowledge of contemporary issues in Biomedical Engineering and related fields.
- Outcome 12 (Lifelong learning) a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning and development.
- Outcome 13 (Entrepreneurship) a fundamental knowledge and an appreciation of the technology and business processes necessary to nurture new technologies from concept to commercialization.