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Program Objectives and Outcomes

Our program will prepare our students for fulfilling careers or advanced study by providing the basic knowledge and problem-solving experience necessary to develop their full potential.

Basic Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of engineering principles, mathematics and computational methods;
  • Knowledge of the human anatomy and physiology, hierarchy and organization of biological systems from molecules, cells, tissues to organs, and structure, function and regulation of genes and proteins;
  • Working knowledge of bioengineering laboratory practices.

Inquiry/Problem Solving/Professional Development:

  • Ability to apply advanced mathematics, science, and engineering to formulate and solve problems at the interface of engineering and biology;
  • Ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems, addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems;
  • Ability to think creatively, communicate effectively, learn independently, and to cooperate and work on projects within a team;
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, and contemporary issues as they apply to bioengineering;
  • Understanding of the impact of bioengineering solutions in a global and social context.