ABET Information

The Biomedical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of  ABET.

Mission Statement - Department of Biomedical Engineering

The educational goal of our biomedical engineering programs is to rigorously educate our undergraduate students in diverse fields of biomedical engineering that build on a strong foundation in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology and then develop a core competency in a specific specialized area of biomedical engineering. Particular focus is given to in-depth education in the engineering and biological concepts underlying physiological processes. The principal means of accomplishing these goals is through a comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum, which begins with a critical understanding of engineering, mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology, building towards state-of-the-art biomedical engineering research and development.

Because a critical component of our educational mission is to provide a permanent foundation from which the student can succeed in a career in biomedical engineering, an integrated, core set of biomedical engineering courses have been implemented. These courses provide our students with the underlying mathematical and engineering principles required to understand how biological organisms develop and respond to their environment. The students will also attain a credible level of sophistication in their understanding of cell, tissue and organ physiology. Additionally, the student will be able to complement this background with supplementary courses within biomedical engineering, augmented by targeted electives in engineering and biology.

Educational Objectives

Educational Objectives define the idealized education our students will receive. They are used in evaluation and assessment of our program, and guide curriculum reforms. Our Educational Objectives are:

  • Our graduates will apply skills and insight gained from a curriculum integrating engineering and biology to biomedically related fields in sectors including academia, industry, medicine, law, and/or government.
  • Our graduates will strive to become inspirational leaders who make socially and ethically responsible decisions that beneficially impact health and society from local communities to the global population.
  • Our graduates will use scientific research and collaborations to develop biomedical technologies that can be translated into cost-effective clinical solutions to enhance diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of health issues.
  • Our graduates will remain lifelong learners, continue to grow professionally and personally throughout their careers, and be partners to grow future generations of biomedical engineers.

Student Outcomes

All courses have a designated subset of the following Student Outcomes. These are goals we have in teaching the students, which are evaluated and assessed in an ongoing annual manner. The full list of these Student Outcomes are listed below.

The students will demonstrate the following:

  1.  an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2.  an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3.  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
  4.  an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5.  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6.  an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7.  an ability to communicate effectively
  8.  the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global,  economic, environmental, and societal context
  9.  a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10.  a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11.  an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering  practice 


ABET Compliance

B.E. in  Biomedical Engineering


Enrollment Year



Degrees Awarded
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Associates Bachelors Masters Doctoral


2016 FT 30 84 69 138 0 321 80

65 20 15
PT 0 1 0 3 0 4 1
1 2015 FT 52 78 63 117 0 310 74

69 27 14
PT 0 0 1 6 0 7 3
2 2014 FT 33 42 70 84 0 229 83

28 11 5
PT 0 0 0 6 0 6 2
3 2013 FT 34 54 44 69 0 201 69

37 9 4
PT 0 0 0 8 0 8 2
4 2012 FT 24 46 31 75 0 176 71   35 11 9
PT 0 0 0 2 0 2 1


  • This table provides official fall term enrollment figures (head count) for the current and preceding four academic years and undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred during each of those years. The "current" year means the academic year (F2016- S2017) preceding the fall visit. These data do not include Area of Interest students or second majors. 
  • Degrees were estimated by using current completions through June 5th, 2017 and prior year (2016) counts between June 6th and August 31st. The results were then rounded to the nearest 5. Year to year processing procedures may not be similar and final completion counts may differ. Final counts will be available in the fall 2017 semester.
  • FT -- full time; PT -- part time


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