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Accreditation

The BS program in biomedical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Annual program enrollment and degrees award information can be found here. (opens as a PDF).

Program Objectives

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Biomedical Engineering at RIT are expected, within a few years of graduation, to have:

  • demonstrated an ability to develop system-based engineering solutions that satisfy constraints on the human body and imposed by society. (PEO1: “Systems-Based Integrators”).
  • demonstrated an ability to enhance their skills through formal education and training, independent inquiry, and professional development.  (PEO2: “Life-Long Learners”).
  • demonstrated an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with others, and demonstrate leadership, accountability, initiative, and ethical and social responsibility. (PEO 3. “Engineering Professionals”).
  • demonstrated an ability to successfully pursue graduate degrees at the Master's and/or PhD level. (PEO 4. “Graduate Education”).
  1. The program must also have documented student outcomes that prepare the graduates to attain the program educational objectives.

Student Outcomes

  • Engineering Foundations An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Experimentation An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • Design 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
  • Multidisciplinary Teamwork An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Problem Solving An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Professional Responsibility An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Communication An ability to communicate effectively
  • Broad Education The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Life-Long Learning A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • Contemporary Issues A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • Modern Tools An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  1. Student outcomes must be regularly evaluated through documented processes (e.g. exams, papers, presentations) and results must be used to continually improve the program. 
  2. The curriculum must include the appropriate number of math, science, engineering, and general education credits specific to our engineering discipline while meeting state requirements. In addition, students must complete a major design project incorporating the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work. 
  3. The program must demonstrate that there are an appropriate number of competent faculty members to sufficiently support the students and the needs of the department.
  4. The program must also have sufficient facilities and modern tools to support attainment of student outcomes.

Institutional support, leadership and resources must also be adequate to ensure the quality and continuity of the program.