Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program

Mission Statement

The Stevens biomedical engineering program produces graduates who possess a broad foundation in engineering and liberal arts, combined with a depth of disciplinary knowledge at the interface of engineering and biology. This knowledge is mandatory for success in a biomedical engineering career. Biomedical engineering is also an enabling step for a career in medicine, dentistry, business or law.

Objectives

The objectives of the Biomedical Engineering Program are provided in terms of our expectations for our graduates. Within several years after graduation:

  1. Graduates will identify biomedical engineering challenges and lead solution concepts using their knowledge of fundamental engineering principles, work experience and state-of-the-art tools and techniques.
  2. Graduates will be among the leaders of the fields in development of biomedical devices, implants, tissues and systems to meet the needs of society.
  3. Graduates will establish themselves as leaders in their chosen career path by applying their skills in problem solving, teamwork, ethics, management, communication and their awareness of professional and social issues.

Outcomes

Graduates of the Biomedical Engineering Program at Stevens Institute of Technology will:

  1. (Scientific foundations) Be able to use basic knowledge in physics, mathematics, organic chemistry, biology and physiology to address biomedical engineering problems.
  2. (Engineering foundations) Be able to analyze biomedical engineering systems using principles of homeostasis, mass and momentum transfer, thermodynamics, feedback and feed-forward control and mathematical modeling.
  3. (Experimentation) Be able to design and conduct experiments involving measurements on living systems at the genetic, cellular, organ and systems levels and interpret results.
  4. (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.
  5. (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.  
  6. (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.
  7. (Professionalism) Be able to recognize and achieve high levels of professionalism in biomedical engineering practice.
  8. (Leadership) Be able to assume leadership roles.
  9. (Teamwork) Be able to function on teams.
  10. (Communication) Be able to prepare professional reports and deliver effective presentations.
  11. (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.
  12. (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.
  13. (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.
  14. (Entrepreneurship) Be able to apply fundamental knowledge in biomedical engineering to nurture new technologies from concept to commercialization.

The Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). For enrollment and graduation data, click here.

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