The Biomedical Engineering Program prepares students for rewarding careers in the health care industry or professional programs in biomedical research or medicine.
Program Educational Objectives
The educational objectives of the Biomedical Engineering Program, which embrace the WPI educational philosophy, are that our alumni:
- Have successful careers.
- Apply sound science and engineering principles to impact the field of biomedical sciences in a socially and ethically responsible manner.
- Will meet the changing needs of the profession through lifelong learning.
The Biomedical Engineering Program has established the following educational outcomes in support of the educational objectives of our department. Accordingly, students graduating from the Biomedical Engineering Program will demonstrate:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems at the interface of engineering and biology by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data from living and non-living systems, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
- An understanding of biology and physiology
- An ability to address the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems.