BS Biomedical Engineering ABET Student Learning Outcomes

The Student Learning Outcomes for the Biomedical Engineering Program are the ability to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering 
    • Identify the basic structural and functional principles of human organ systems including repair systems
    • Apply mass, heat, momentum and charge conservation laws to biological and medical systems to solve  
    • biomedical engineering problems.
    • Apply engineering fundamentals and scientific reasoning to model and predict responses at biological interfaces
  • Design/conduct experiments and analyze/interpret data
    • Design appropriate experiments to measure or optimize specific biomedical engineering properties of components and/or systems, and analyze the data incorporating statistical procedures.
    • Analyze and interpret results of specific and mandatory FDA testing
    • Analyze and solve closed and open-ended problems
  • Design system, component or process to meet desired needs
    • Evaluate the performance of biomedical and extra-corporeal devices
    • Review and select different material types and formulations used in drugs, implants and biomedical devices in terms of biocompatibility and long term reliability for patient safety
    • Identify the constraints associated with process/product design based on FDA regulations
  • Function on multi-disciplinary teams
    • Function effectively as both team leader and team member in accomplishing engineering team projects
  • Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
    • Evaluate the constraints by calculating the degrees of freedom in a biomedical engineering problem.
    • Troubleshoot a biomedical system by dividing the system into subcomponents and narrow the failure to a single subsystem or an interaction
    • Incorporate multi-disciplinary factors in developing solutions for biomedical engineering applications
    • Use mathematical simulations as an independent tool to check the accuracy and/or limitations of solutions derived analytically or developed experimentally
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibility
    • Formulate and address ethical issues which arise in solving engineering problems and in the workplace
  • Communicate effectively
    • Communicate effectively in informal team settings and through formal and informal presentations, in written and oral formats
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context
    • Understand the global/societal consequences of biomedical engineering issues and policies developed within a national context
  • Recognize the need for, and engage in, life-long learning
    • Conduct a thorough literature search, on assigned topics, by accessing and retrieving appropriate information from electronic databases, and critically reviewing, evaluating and summarizing the information
    • Evaluate the pace of development of biomedical technologies and their deployment for commercial purposes
  • Acquire and use knowledge of contemporary issues
    • Compare and evaluate application-specific biomedical technologies
    • Evaluate emerging and new technologies
  • Use the techniques, skills and modern tools necessary for engineering practice
    • Utilize modern tools to alter, characterize, and measure biomaterials properties
    • Apply appropriate software, modern tools, and techniques for design and analysis of biomedical systems