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To be a local and global community leader in progress and innovation at the interface of engineering and medicine to improve quality of life.
1. Improve the health of the public through excellence in the discovery, dissemination and commercialization of knowledge derived from the application of scientific and engineering principles and methods.
2. Provide students and other members of the community with the knowledge, skills and practical experience needed to pursue successful careers and assume leadership positions in the biomedical industry, academics and medicine.
3. Initiate and foster collaboration among University Colleges, Departments and Faculty in biomedical engineering education and research.
4. Contribute to regional economic growth in the biomedical industry.
Program Educational Objectives:
Within a few years of graduation, our alumni will:
- Successfully advance in their careers in biomedical and related industries and research or further education in graduate or professional schools.
- Make significant contributions to problem solving, discovery, and innovation within engineering and medicine.
- Provide leadership and valued service to biomedical engineering and related fields.
- 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 within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- 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, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
- an understanding of biology and physiology
- an ability to apply advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), science, and engineering to solve the problems at the interface of engineering and biology
- an ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems, addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems.