Biological Engineering Program, Educational Objectives and Outcomes

Student Outcomes

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

  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.
  8. Program Criteria – an ability to demonstrate knowledge of biological systems.


Biological Engineering graduates are expected to attain the following within a few years of graduation:

  1. Have disciplinary knowledge and skills to conduct engineering practice or pursue post-baccalaureate studies.
  2. Work effectively, inclusively and ethically in teams.
  3. Be active in professional societies, continuing education through lifelong learning, and progress towards professional registration.
  4. Be competent in creative engineering designs that consider environmental sustainability, human health and safety.