Program Objectives and Outcomes for Bioengineers

Program Objectives and Student Outcomes for Bioengineers


The bioengineering program seeks to provide an environment and opportunities that enable students to pursue their goals in an innovative program with a diversity of offerings that is rigorous and challenging.

Educations Objectives

The program has the following major educational objectives with the expectation that our alumni will have successful careers in the many diverse areas of bioengineering profession.  Within a few years of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering, we expect our graduates to have the following attributes:

Student Outcomes

At the time of graduation, graduates from our program will have:

  1. Depth: To be effective in applying life science concepts and bioengineering principles in engineering practice or for advanced study.
  • The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, physical and life science and engineering.
  • The ability to design and safely conduct experiments on living cells and nonliving materials
  • The ability to analyze and interpret data
  • The ability to identify, formulate and solve bioengineering problems
  • The ability to design a process or device that meets desired specifications with consideration of environmental, safety, economic and ethical criteria
  1. Breadth: To have productive careers in the many diverse areas of bioengineering or in pursuit of graduate studies in engineering, law, medicine or business.
  • An appreciation of contemporary issues relevant to bioengineering
  • Completed the Discovery program and obtained a broad education useful to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • The ability to use computers effectively for engineering practice
  1. Professionalism: To function effectively in the complex modern work environment with the ability to assume professional leadership roles.
  • An appreciation of professional and ethical responsibility
  • The ability to communicate effectively
  • Skills to search for information in the library and on the internet.  These skills will be used in their pursuit of lifelong learning
  • The capacity of function and work effectively alone and in a team environment.