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The mission of the Biomedical Engineering major is to provide students with a supportive environment that facilitates learning to solve engineering problems related to medicine and biology in an ethically responsible manner.

The Biomedical Engineering major is committed to excellence in student learning. Graduates of the major will be problem solvers, able to apply engineering principles to the interface between living and non-living systems. The faculty and staff of the Biomedical Engineering major use their diverse background in teaching, research, and industry to prepare students to be successful engineers as they move into the workforce, graduate school or professional school.

Defining Characteristics

The Biomedical Engineering major:

  1. provides students opportunities to learn and apply core engineering principles to solve problems related to medicine or biology, emphasizing the need for interdisciplinary approaches;

  2. gives students many opportunities to apply theory with practice-oriented laboratory, industrial, or clinical experiences;

  3. produces engineers who can communicate well at all levels within an organization;

  4. promotes biomedical engineering as a career choice; and

  5. serves both the biomedical engineering community and society.

Biomedical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Western New England University Biomedical Engineering Major will:

  1. function successfully in a variety of environments including industry, hospitals/clinics, government, graduate school, or professional school;

  2. function as productive team members and leaders to solve engineering problems, including those at the interface of medicine and engineering;

  3. have an awareness of safety, ethics, sustainability, and/or societal concerns in their professional endeavors;

  4. communicate complex technical concepts, both in written and oral communication, to diverse audiences;

  5. be actively engaged in life-long learning such as participating or leading in relevant professional societies, continuing their education, or attending relevant workshops, meetings or seminars.

Student Outcomes

The outcomes for the Biomedical Engineering program were chosen so that graduates will be prepared to meet the program objectives. Thus, graduates of the Biomedical Engineering program will have:

  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.