Program Objectives

The BE program educational objectives include producing graduates who:

  1. Have basic engineering skills, technical knowledge, and professional and personal skills to effectively practice engineering in biological systems (plants, animals, humans, microbes and their environments) with demonstrated proficiency.
  2. Address current and future challenges in biological engineering through life-long learning, professional and ethical contributions to society, and sustained accomplishment.
  3. Obtain graduate and/or professional degrees at notable universities in biological and agricultural engineering, biomedical engineering, medicine, law, business, or other related disciplines.

These program educational objectives are consistent with our Departmental Mission Statement and the College of Engineering mission.


The following student outcomes are met by the BE degree program:

a. the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b. the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c. the ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs

d. the ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

e. the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g. the ability to communicate effectively

h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context

i. an ability to recognize the need for and 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



The BE undergraduate program is accredited by:
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
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