Objectives & Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

The BME program educational objectives (PEO) are consistent with the mission of Rutgers University and with the overall mission of the School of Engineering as stated above.  These objectives were modified and ratified by the faculty on April 12, 2012.The University mission and aims of the School are printed in the Undergraduate Catalog for the School of Engineering, read by prospective students and entering freshmen.  The educational objectives of the Biomedical Engineering Program are to educate students to attain the following:

  1. To provide broad education in engineering, biology and medicine; and to establish themselves as practicing professionals in biomedical or biotechnology industries or engage themselves in advance study in biomedical engineering or a related field.
  2. To make positive contributions in biomedical industries and/or other sectors.
  3. To demonstrate their ability to work successfully as a member of a professional team and function effectively as responsible professionals.

The BME mission statement and PEOs are available to the public.  Also, note that one change has been made to the educational objectives since the last ABET visit. The change was a rewording of the objectives to make them consistent with the most recent ABET definition of Program Educational Objectives, although the sense of the objectives is unchanged.

Student Outcomes 

The student outcomes (SO) were adapted in the previous first ABET cycle. These outcomes reviewed and ratified by the faculty on April 12, 2012.Therefore, each Biomedical Engineering student will demonstrate the following attributes by the time they graduate:

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics (including multivariable calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, and statistics), science (including chemistry, calculus-based physics, and the life sciences), and engineering.

b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

c) an ability to design and realize a biomedical device, component, or process to meet desired needs.

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 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.

The student outcomes were established with the goal that they must be compatible with the program educational objectives and the mission of the School and University.  Furthermore, the outcomes should be measurable, in the sense that our success in achieving them can be quantified.  The BME student outcomes are available to the public and here on the BME website.