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:
(a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) An 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) An ability to function on multidisciplinary 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
(h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, 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
(k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Criterion 3. Student Outcomes: Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs.