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

diploma1 copy.gifUniversity 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):

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering Program Educational Objectives (PEO):

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

  1. Graduates are engaged in and prepared for a broad range of, as well as successful, careers in industry and graduate/professional school.  (Career Opportunities)
  2. Graduates demonstrate leadership, communication and team-building skills. (Leadership and Communication)
  3. 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 Program Educational Objectives (PEO):

Considering the University, Speed School of Engineering and Department of Bioengineering mission statements, along with the 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, 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 above is a descriptive phrase in bold 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.

B.S. in Bioengineering Student Outcomes:

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

M. Eng. in Bioengineering Student Outcomes:

The current six student outcomes have been established by the Program Outcomes Committee and approved by the BE faculty as follows:

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