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 13 educational outcomes in support of our department objectives. Accordingly, students graduating from the Biomedical Engineering Program will demonstrate:
- An ability to apply knowledge of advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), science, and engineering to solve the problems at the interface of engineering and biology (general criterion 3a and program criteria).
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data from living and non-living systems (general criterion 3b and program criteria).
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within multiple realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability while incorporating appropriate engineering standards (general criterion 3c).
- An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams (general criterion 3d).
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (general criterion 3e).
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities (general criterion 3f).
- An ability to communicate effectively (general criterion 3g).
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context (general criterion 3h).
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (general criterion 3i).
- A knowledge of contemporary issues (general criterion 3j).
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (general criterion 3k).
- An understanding of biology and physiology (program criteria).
- An ability to address the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems (program criteria).
Note: The general and specific program criteria indicated above in parenthesis meet the requirements for Biomedical Engineering accreditation by ABET.