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Biological Engineering Undergraduate Assessment

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives are defined by ABET as broad statements that describe what graduates of the program are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.

  1. Graduates of the program will advance in careers, opportunities, and professions in Biological Engineering and related fields based on a solid educational background in appropriate engineering, mathematics, physical and life sciences, and liberal studies (including communication and ethics).
  2. Graduates of the program will pursue advanced degrees in engineering and related professional fields.

Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the Biological Engineering program.

  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 judgements, 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

Enrollment and Graduation Data

  Academic Year Enrollment Year Total Total Degrees Awarded
    1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Undergrad Grad Associates Bachelors Masters Doctorates
Current year Fall 2019 29 35 51 82   197 18   35 6 6
1 year prior to current  year Fall 2018 33 46 52 78   209 25   39 1 3
2 years prior to current  year Fall 2017 39 50 35 99   223 33   52 6 0
3 years prior to current  year Fall 2016 42 55 33 106   236 25   29 6 6
4 years prior to current  year Fall 2015 42 54 47 101   244 30   15 7 6