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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 identify, formulate, and solve 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 judgements, 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 judgement to draw conclusion
7) an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies


ABET Compliance

B.E. in  Biomedical Engineering


Enrollment Year



Degrees Awarded
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Associates Bachelors Masters Doctoral
Updated Data   2017 FT 23 55 69 138 0 285 87   N/A N/A N/A
PT 0 0 1 8 0 9 5
Current Year 2016 FT 30 84 69 138 0 321 80

66 17 13
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. 
  • FT -- full time; PT -- part time