Biomedical Engineering Degree Program Objectives and Outcomes

The department is set up to fulfill certain objectives that prepare graduates for an outstanding career.

Biomedical Engineering Program Objectives

The undergraduate program is designed to meet the following specific objectives in order to fulfill the Departmental and Institutional missions.

  • Graduates will have established themselves as practicing engineers in biomedical engineering and health related positions in industry, government and academia.
  • Graduates will have acquired advanced degrees or be engaged in advanced study in biomedical engineering or other fields related to their long term career goals.
  • Graduates will attain a major milestone in their career development within the first five to seven years.

Biomedical Engineering Student Outcomes

The Student Outcomes for the Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program at Saint Louis University are directly correlated with the required ABET outcomes of Criterion 3 and Criterion 8. Specifically, student outcomes (a)-(m) correspond to Criterion 3(a-k) while outcomes (l) and (m) correspond to sections of Criterion 8.

Biomedical Engineering graduates will demonstrate:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • 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;
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • an ability to communicate effectively;
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context;
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
  • an understanding of biology and physiology, and the capability to apply advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), science, and engineering to solve the problems at the interface of engineering and biology;
  • an ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems, addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems.