Program Educational Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes

BS BME Program

The University of Florida biomedical engineering program prepares its graduates to enter the practice of engineering or related activity, for graduate studies in engineering, and for productive, competent and responsible citizenship. Laboratory and design experience is integrated throughout the curriculum. Humanities and social science courses are included to improve communication skills and to prepare students for the socio-economic environment in which engineering is practiced. The undergraduate program will undergo a review by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET in Fall 2018. If successful, a request will be made that graduates of the  2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years be certified as graduating from an EAC of ABET accredited program.

Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives of the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program are that our graduates will, within a few years of graduation:
•    Pursue advanced graduate professional degrees in engineering, life sciences, medicine, law, or business.
•    Build careers addressing human health problems within a multi-disciplinary, global industry.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the time biomedical engineering students graduate, they will attain:
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 multi-disciplinary 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.

Degree and Enrollment Data - Biomedical Engineering