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Bioengineering Master of Engineering Mission/PEO/Program Outcomes

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    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): 

      Master of Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEO):

Considering the University, Speed School of Engineering and Department of Bioengineering mission statements, 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, ever-changing 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)

Following each objective is a descriptive phrase in parenthesis.  For convenience, these phrases will be used to refer to a specific program educational objective.  The program educational objectives embody skills and abilities the faculty expects program graduates to display in professional practice as bioengineers.


    Bioengineering M.Eng. Program Outcomes

 The current eleven program outcomes have been established by the Program Outcomes Committee and approved by the BE faculty are as follows:


  •   An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, life sciences, sciences and engineering to bioengineering problems (Knowledge)

  •   An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (Experimental Techniques)

  •   An ability to design a system, component, devices, or process to meet desired needs ( Design)

  •   An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams (Teamwork)

  •   An ability to identify, formulate, and solve bioengineering problems (Problem Solving)

  •    An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (Ethics)

  •    An ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing (Communication)

  •    The broad education necessary to understand the impact of bioengineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context (Societal Prospective)

  •    A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (Continuing Education)

  •    A knowledge of contemporary issues (Contemporary Issues)

  •    An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for bioengineering practice (Engineering Practice)


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