Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates draw upon their biomedical engineering foundations to perform experimental measurement, quantitative analysis, and engineering design.
  2. Graduates use tools and methods at the current state-of-the-art in biomedical engineering.
  3. Graduates apply problem solving abilities and multidisciplinary perspectives to understand and advance scientific discoveries and technological innovations.
  4. Graduates act to improve global and human health.
  5. Graduates exhibit intellectual curiosity, creativity, leadership and continuous personal growth.

Undergraduate Program Educational Outcomes

  ABET Outcome UVA BME-specific clarification
a an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering An ability to apply knowledge of life sciences, including human physiology and cell biology.
b an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data An ability to analyze living biological systems using computational and analytical methods
c an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs An ability to utilize contemporary quantitative bioengineering laboratory techniques to independently solve a problem
d an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams  
e an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems  
f an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility  
g an ability to communicate effectively an ability to prepare lucid written and oral reports that draw on relevant scientific literature

an ability to demonstrate professional behavior
h the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context  
i a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning  
j a knowledge of contemporary issues a knowledge of the causes and implications of disease
k an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice an ability to understand medical technology
a knowledge of the regulatory environment
  UVA BME-specific program outcomes
l evidence of professional development
m an ability to synthesize knowledge across biology, engineering, and medicine , including an understanding of engineering principles complementary to biomedical engineering
n a demonstrated motivation toward free inquiry and creative technical expression
o an ability to apply statistics to solve problems at the interface of biology and engineering
p an ability to apply differential equations to solve problems at the interface of biology and engineering


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