Accreditation

The biochemical engineering and biological engineering undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Educational Objectives

Industry representatives, alumni and faculty participate in the process used to develop program educational objectives for the undergraduate programs in the School of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering. The program educational objectives describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.

B.S. Biochemical Engineering

Within a few years of graduation, graduates from the B.S. Biochemical Engineering program will have:

  1. Achieved a high level of technical expertise, critical thinking, and team spirit to recognize, define and innovate design solutions for biochemical processes that require integration of biochemical, chemical, physical, economic, and environmental constraints.
  2. Established themselves as ethically, socially and culturally perceptive leaders in their profession and their community.
  3. Pursued lifelong learning, such as graduate work or other continuing education.

B.S. Biological Engineering

Within a few years of graduation, graduates from the B.S. Biological Engineering program will have:

  1. Sought, learned, and applied new knowledge to solving complex problems and pursued life-long learning.
  2. Synthesized knowledge across disciplines in order to understand the societal impacts of decisions and contribute effectively to teams.
  3. Applied scientific and engineering methods to evaluate existing practices and solve biological engineering problems.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe the knowledge, skills, and behaviors students acquire as they progress through the program. By the time of graduation, students from the B.S. Biochemical Engineering program and the B.S. Biological Engineering program should be able to demonstrate:

  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

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