The overall goal of the Biological Engineering degree program is to educate biological engineering students to be technically and professionally competent and to meet the requirements for professional registration/practice. The Biological Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.
Consistent with our departmental mission statement and the College of Engineering mission, program educational objectives include producing graduates who will:
- Effectively practice engineering in biological systems (plants, animals, humans, microbes and their environments) with demonstrated proficiency in basic engineering skills, technical knowledge, and professional and personal skills.
- Address current and future challenges in biological engineering through life-long learning, professional and ethical contributions to society, and sustained accomplishment.
- Obtain graduate and/or professional degrees at notable universities in biological and agricultural engineering, biomedical engineering, medicine, law, business, or other related disciplines.
In terms of student outcomes, the biological engineering program produces graduates who are prepared to enter the professional practice of biological engineering with:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 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
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- 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
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies