Program Educational Objectives

The Bioengineering Educational Objectives describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Within a few years of graduation:

1.  Graduates will draw upon their bioengineering foundations to perform experimental measurements, quantitative analyses, and engineering design.

2.  Graduates will use state-of-the-art bioengineering tools and methods.

3.  Graduates will apply problem solving abilities and multidisciplinary perspectives to understand and advance scientific discoveries and technological innovations or engage and excel in non-engineering professions such as law, medicine or business.

4.  Graduates will act to improve global and human health.

5.  Graduates will exhibit intellectual curiosity, creativity, leadership and continuous personal growth.


Program Educational  Outcomes

There are sixteen outcomes that must be satisfied by students before graduating:

ABET Outcomes

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

d.  an ability to function on multi-disciplinary 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 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


BU BE-specific Program Outcomes

l.   evidence of professional development

m.  an ability to synthesize knowledge across biology, engineering, and medicine, including an understanding of engineering principles complementary to biomedical engineering

n.  demonstrated motivation toward free inquiry and creative technical expression

o.  an ability to apply statistics to solve problems at the interface of biology and engineering

p.  an ability to apply differential equations to solve problems at the interface of biology and engineering



Current enrollment of Bioengineering undergraduate program*   136
Number of Spring 2013 undergraduate program graduates 30

*enrollment includes full and part-time students



Last Updated: 3/26/14