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Mission Statement

The Bioengineering mission is to provide students with an excellent education through coursework, research and co-operative work experience to enable successful, innovative, and life-long careers in bioengineering. Graduates of the program will have a mastery of underlying bioengineering sciences and related technologies, as well as professional, ethical, and societal responsibilities.

Program Educational Objectives

Bachelor of Science

Built upon the three mission statements, with continuous review involving constituent input, and data from various attainment metrics, the educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering degree are as follows:

  • Graduates are engaged and prepared for a broad range of, as well as successful, careers in industry and graduate/professional school. (Career Opportunities)
  • Graduates demonstrate leadership, communication and team-building skills. (Leadership and Communication)
  • Graduates promote and comply with professional ethics codes, understand societal issues and engage in life-long learning for continued professional development. (Life-long Learning)


Master of Engineering

Considering the University, Speed School of Engineering and Department of Bioengineering mission statements, along with a continual review of input from constituencies and data from a variety of achievement metrics, the educational objectives of the Master of Engineering in Bioengineering degree are:

1. Graduates acquire the advanced level academic expertise and practical engineering experience necessary to function as bioengineering professionals in a modern, everchanging world. (Advanced Knowledge and Life-long Learning)

2. Graduates demonstrate competence by being selected for employment by industrial, academic or government entities or pursue further professional/graduate studies. (Career Opportunities)

3. Graduates understand the broad, social, ethical and professional issues of contemporary engineering practice. (Awareness and Responsibility)

Student Outcomes

Bachelor of Science
The current eleven student outcomes, as required by Criterion 3, have been established by the Student Outcomes Committee and approved by the BE faculty are as follows:

  • A. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, life sciences, sciences and engineering to bioengineering problems (Knowledge)
  • B. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (Experimental Techniques)
  • C. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability (Design)
  • D. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams (Teamwork)
  • E. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve bioengineering problems (Problem Solving)
  • F. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (Ethics)
  • G. An ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing (Communication)
  • H. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of bioengineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context (Societal Prospective)
  • I. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (Continuing Education)
  • J. A knowledge of contemporary issues (Contemporary Issues)
  • K. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for bioengineering practice (Engineering Practice).


Master of Engineering

  • U. An ability to apply mathematics, life sciences, physical sciences and engineering to advanced bioengineering problems (Knowledge).
  • V. An ability in proficiently designing and validating experiments, systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs (Design).
  • W. An ability in proficiently identifying, formulating, and solving advanced bioengineering problems (Problem Solving).
  • X. An ability for proficient contemporary technical and scientific comprehension and lifelong learning (Contemporary Issues and Lifelong Learning).
  • Y. An ability for proficient technical and scientific communication (Communication).
  • Z. An ability to use advanced techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for bioengineering practice (Engineering Practice)


Updated 07.30.2012

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