Accreditation

The bachelor’s degree program in biomedical engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. With ABET accreditation, students, parents, employers and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

Engineering Accreditation Commission

Vision

The departmental vision is to be a global leader in biomedical engineering by working to solve the world’s greatest health problems and engineering innovative research solutions that advance health, by providing quality teaching, mentoring, and experiential learning, and by excelling in professional and public service.

Mission Statement

The fundamental mission of the department is to serve its students by providing an exciting and challenging academic environment; serve its profession through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge; serve the university system by facilitating and leading multidisciplinary biomedical research; and serve the growing biotechnology and biomedical device industry in Texas via technology transfer and educating the workforce.

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the biomedical engineering program are to produce high-quality graduates with a broad-based education in engineering, life sciences and natural sciences; graduates who earn graduate degrees, careers in the biomedical or biotechnology industries or entry into medical or other professional schools; graduates who will make significant contributions in biomedical industries, medicine and other sectors; and graduates who will apply acquired knowledge appropriately, work professionally with others, effectively communicate ideas and technical information and continue to learn and improve their knowledge base and skills.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes that prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives are:

a. The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
b. The ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data
c. The 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
d. The ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
e. The ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
f. The understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g. The ability to communicate effectively
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
i. The recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
j. The knowledge of contemporary issues
k. The ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Bachelor of Science Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic YearUndergraduate StudentsBachelor Degrees Awarded
2016 337 69
2015 269 75
2014 266 81
2013 418 68
2012 417 65

Enrollments for AY 2014 and after do not include freshmen. The data for 2013 and before included freshmen.