Biological Engineering Program, Educational Objectives & Outcomes


Biological Engineering students will demonstrate the following outcomes in terms of knowledge and skill at the time of graduation:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) 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

(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

(l) an ability to demonstrate knowledge of biological systems


The educational objectives of the Biological Engineering Program are to ensure that our graduates will:

1. Demonstrate the ability to work productively and ethically as biological engineers, or pursue graduate education.
2. Have the skills to actively lead or participate in multi-disciplinary teams.
3. Be active in professional societies, engage in continuing education, and progress toward professional registration.
4. Contribute to society and to the diversity of the workforce in their company and in their profession by actively recruiting and serving as mentors.