Accreditation and Objectives
ABET Inc. is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. ABET is a federation of more than 25 professional and technical societies representing these fields. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States, ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 75 years.
ABET accredits over 3,100 programs at more than 660 colleges and universities worldwide. Over 2,000 dedicated volunteers participate annually in ABET evaluation activities.
ABET is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
The Biomedical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The educational objectives for the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (BSBE) program are:
- Graduates of the BSBE program have the ability to create innovative solutions to problems in the life sciences and clinical applications such as medicine, dentistry, nursing and physical therapy.
- Graduates of the BSBE program who enter the work force have the ability to succeed by:
- Obtaining their first promotion,
- Being a productive member of an engineering team,
- Demonstrating individual technical capability,
- Developing a new biomedical device or process
- Generating high-quality technical documentation,
- Pursuing continuing education.
- Graduates of the BSBE program who go on to full-time graduate or professional study have the ability to succeed by:
- Being accepted to a respected program,
- Earning a master's degree,
- Having made satisfactory progress toward a doctorate degree.
- Graduates of the BSBE program function as productive members of the profession and society with an understanding of the social, ethical, environmental, economic and global ramifications of their work as demonstrated by some of the following:
- Membership in professional organizations
- Community service
- Evidence of commitment to life-long learning
Student Outcomes for the Department of Biomedical Engineering Graduates will have the following:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
- an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data;
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs;
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
- an ability to communicate effectively;
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context;
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning;
- a knowledge of contemporary issues; and
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.