Mission, Objectives, and Outcomes
Biomedical Engineering Program Mission & 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 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
Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering Biomedical Engineering Program from Stevens Institute of Technology will:
- Scientific foundations - Be able to use basic knowledge in physics, mathematics, organic chemistry, biology and physiology to address biomedical engineering problems.
- Engineering foundations -Be able to analyze biomedical engineering systems using principles of homeostasis, mass and momentum transfer, thermodynamics, feedback and feedforward control and mathematical modeling.
- Experimentation - Be able to design and conduct experiments involving measurements on living systems at the genetic, cellular, organ and systems levels and interpret results.
- Technical design - Be able to use the basic concepts, tools and methods of biomechanics, biomaterials, wireless communication, imaging, cell and tissue culture and physiology to design biomedical engineering units and systems.
- Design assessment -Be able to develop and assess alternative system designs for biomedical engineering systems incorporating considerations such as unmet needs, consumers and stakeholders, market potential, feasibility and manufacturability, ease of use, safety and efficacy, legal/regulatory (FDA) issues, ethical issues and societal impacts.
- Tools - Be able to use basic physiological, biomechanical, imaging, light microscopy and cell culture apparatus and instrumentation, and computer software for applications in analysis and design of biosystems as well as oral presentations and reports.
- Professionalism -Be able to recognize and achieve high levels of professionalism in biomedical engineering practice.
- Leadership - Be able to assume leadership roles.
- Teamwork - Be able to function on teams.
- Communication - Be able to prepare professional reports and deliver effective presentations.
- Ethics - Be cognizant of ethical and moral issues in biomedical engineering, understand the principles of making an ethical decision especially as they relate to the protection of human subjects and in clinical trials.
- Social Issues - Have an understanding of diversity, pluralism, the need for confidentiality when dealing with patient data and the impact of biomedical engineering practice on society.
- Lifelong learning - Display genuine interest and participate in the activities of the biomedical engineering professional societies and pursue knowledge that goes beyond the classroom experience.
- Entrepreneurship - Be able to apply fundamental knowledge in biomedical engineering to nurture new technologies from concept to commercialization