Biomedical Engineering Educational Mission and Goals

Educational Mission of the Biomedical Engineering Program

The educational mission of the Biomedical Engineering Program at UC Irvine is to provide students with rigorous, multi-disciplinary training that enable graduates to be leaders and innovators in bioengineering and biomedical professions. This is accomplished by developing and offering curricula that integrate engineering sciences, life sciences, clinical medicine, research and engineering design in collaboration with local biomedical device and biotechnology companies.

Undergraduate Major in Biomedical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives: Graduates of the Biomedical Engineering program will:
(1) promote continuous improvement in the field of biomedical engineering;
(2) communicate effectively the relevant biomedical engineering problem to be solved across the engineering, life science, and medical disciplines;
(3) apply critical reasoning as well as quantitative and design skills to identify and solve problems in biomedical engineering;
(4) lead and manage biomedical engineering projects in industry, government, or academia that involve multidisciplinary team members.
(Program educational objectives are those aspects of engineering that help shape the curriculum; achievement of these objectives is a shared responsibility between the student and UCI.)

Biomedical Engineering Student Outcomes

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. 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;
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. 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;
  5. 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;
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

REFERENCE
ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Criterion 3. Student Outcomes [Changes, Revisions and Proposed Program Criteria] (http://www.abet.org/accreditation/accreditation-criteria/accreditation-changes/)