Bioengineering Accreditation

The Bioengineering Dept at UofL is accredited with the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET).

The Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, from 10/01/2008 to present. The the Master of Engineering in Bioengineering is accredited 10/01/2009 to present. The next comprehensive review is schedule for 2018-2019.

Integrated Bachelor of Science-Master of Engineering in Bioengineering Mission/PEO/Student Outcomes

University of Louisville Mission Statement:

The University of Louisville shall be a premier, nationally recognized metropolitan research university with a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences and to the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of our diverse communities and citizens through the pursuit of excellence in five interrelated strategic areas: (1) Educational Experience, (2) Research, Creative and Scholarly Activity, (3) Accessibility, Diversity, Equity and Communication, (4) Partnerships and Collaborations, and (5) Institutional Effectiveness of Programs and Services.

Speed School of Engineering Mission Statement:

The mission of the J. B. Speed School of Engineering is to serve the university, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the engineering profession by providing high quality educational programs to all students; engaging in research and scholarship that will extend knowledge; and assisting the economic development of the regional, state, and national economies through technology transfer.

Bioengineering 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 (PEO's):

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering Educational Objectives (PEO):

Built upon the three missions to provide a high quality education through the engagement of students via co-op internships, practical experiences and rigorous curriculum, the Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering degree program will generate graduates who:

  1. Succeed in a broad range of careers in industry and graduate/professional school. (Career Opportunities)
  2. Demonstrate leadership, communication and team-building skills. (Leadership and Communication)
  3. Comply with professional ethics codes, understand societal issues and engage in life-long learning for continued professional development. (Life-long Learning)

Master of Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEO):

Embodying the University, Speed School of Engineering and Department of Bioengineering missions of providing an excellent education through research, innovation and a rigorous curriculum, the Department of Bioengineering Master of Engineering in Bioengineering degree program will produce students who:

  1. Demonstrate advanced level academic expertise and practical engineering experience necessary to function as bioengineering professionals in a modern, ever-changing world. (Advanced Knowledge and Life-long Learning)
  2. Display competency by being selected for employment by industrial, academic or government entities or further professional/graduate studies. (Career Opportunities)
  3. Understand the broad, social, ethical and professional issues of contemporary engineering practice. (Awareness and Responsibility)


Student Outcomes


B.S. in Bioengineering Student Outcomes:


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 Perspective)

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)


M.Engineering in Bioengineering Student Outcomes:


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 life-long learning (Contemporary Issues and Life-Long 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)

        Specific enrollment and degree data available on Facts & Figures page.

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