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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:

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

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

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

  • promotes biomedical engineering as a career choice; and

  • serves both the biomedical engineering community and society.

Biomedical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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:

  • 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 multidisciplinary 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, economic, environmental, and societal context;

  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;

  • a knowledge of contemporary issues; and

  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.