Goals and Objectives of the Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Engineering


ABET Criteria for Vanderbilt Biomedical Engineering Program

Revised September 8, 2000


B.E. graduates of the Biomedical Engineering Program at Vanderbilt University should have the following characteristics:


A. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, engineering and sciences to problems at the interface of engineering and biology.

B. 1) An ability to design and conduct experiments, including experiments on living systems.

     2) An ability to analyze and interpret data, including data from measurements on living systems.

C. An ability to design systems, components or processes to meet desired needs, including systems involving the interaction of the living and non-living states.

D. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.

E. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems, including problems at the interface of engineering and biology.

F. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

G. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and by speaking.

H. A broad education including biology and physiology as well as the humanities and social sciences.

I. Recognition of the need and ability to engage in lifelong learning.

J. Knowledge of contemporary issues, including societal problems and opportunities stemming from knowledge in technology and biology.

K. An ability to use techniques, skills and tools in engineering practice and be prepared for further education in engineering, medicine or biomedical science.

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