Student Learning Outcomes and Program Educational Objectives: Biomedical Engineering BS


Fall 2022 Enrollment


Degrees Awarded in 2021-2022

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate attainment of the following learning outcomes upon graduating:


1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years after graduation, the graduates of the Biomedical Engineering BS will be able to:


1. Serve the profession and build a positive reputation by practicing science, mathematics, and engineering with specialized expertise in identifying problems and formulating solutions to problems in the fields of medicine and biology.

2. Utilize their curiosity, apply independent inquiry, and continue to enhance their knowledge and expand their skill sets to adapt and thrive in the complex and steadily evolving field of biomedical engineering and related disciplines.

3. Work independently as well as collaboratively with others while demonstrating leadership, accountability, initiative, and an ethical and social responsibility through effective communication of their ideas.

4. Continue their education by seeking out professional development opportunities including in advanced degree programs at the Master’s, Ph.D., or M.D. level after having been inspired by our faculty and their classes, laboratory experiments, or research experiences as undergraduates.