Program Profile
Mission & Goals

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering Program is to produce graduates who are technically competent and are prepared to apply knowledge in traditional and modern application domains, possess a broad education and knowledge of contemporary issues that enable graduates to anticipate change and continually update their skills, can communicate and work with others effectively, and can accept the professional and ethical responsibilities to function as a biomedical engineer in a globally-connected society.

The primary goals of the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering program are to prepare graduates to enter the work force as technically competent and sought-after professionals with reinforcement from experiential learning, and to provide graduates with the fundamental knowledge to continue their education in graduate programs.

The mission and goals of the Biomedical Engineering program are consistent with the vision and mission statements of RIT found in section A1.0 of the RIT Institute and Policies Manual.  In particular, RIT’s vision that “… RIT will lead higher education in preparing students for successful career development over their lifetimes” is clearly embodied in the above mission statement.  The complete RIT mission statement supports the vision, and stresses the goals of “providing technology-based educational programs,” developing curriculum in pursuit of “new and emerging career areas…[as well as]…social conditions,” and stresses “collaborative spirit” enhanced by “internal and external partnerships [that] expand…students’ educational experiences and career prospects.”  All of these elements are found in the mission and goals of the Biomedical Engineering program.

The mission and goals of the program are also consistent with the mission and goals of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering (KGCOE), found on the web site. In particular, the goals of the Biomedical Engineering program are aligned with the KGCOE goals of preparing “students for careers in industry or for graduate study in engineering or related fields.”  The mission statement emphasizes the need to help students prepare “for life in the larger community,…[so that]…a balance among humanistic-social subjects, the physical sciences and professional studies is maintained.”  This emphasis on the total person is embodied in the Biomedical Engineering mission that emphasizes a “broad education” and “ethical responsibilities” in a “globally-connected” society.  Explicit mention of the integration of cooperative education is made by KGCOE on the web site, and this is clearly reinforced by the goals of our program as having “reinforcement from experiential learning.”

In short, the mission and goals of the Biomedical Engineering program are closely aligned with that of RIT as a whole as well as the KGCOE.