ABET Accreditation

Bucknell’s biomedical engineering degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The following information is for ABET reviewers.

    Mission Statement
    The biomedical engineering department is dedicated to providing the best possible undergraduate biomedical curricula to meet the full range of needs of a highly selective, undergraduate student body. The program is designed to ensure that our students are qualified to enter and succeed in the biomedical engineering profession through direct entry to the industrial workplace or further professional study. The department strives to achieve a process of continuous improvement of the curricula, provide a faculty that is professionally current in the field and maintain state-of-the-art facilities. To do this, the department offers the following:

    • A bachelor of science in biomedical engineering degree for students seeking a comprehensive education in biomedical engineering.
    • A minor in biomedical engineering for students in other engineering disciplines seeking a basic competency in the discipline and enhanced background in the life sciences.
    • Elective courses to support the needs of students outside of the major and minor programs.

    Program Educational Objectives
    The following program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve. As graduates will pursue diverse career paths, these objectives are intended to apply to those who pursue technical and professional careers.

    • Alumni will experience success in a variety of biomedical engineering-related postgraduate environments or other diverse areas that require technical and/or professional skills.
    • Alumni will contribute to their fields or professions.
    • Alumni will pursue professional development, including continuing or advanced education, relevant to their career paths.

    Student Learning Outcomes
    Graduates of the program shall demonstrate:  

    • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
    • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as 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 lifelong learning.  
    • A knowledge of contemporary issues.  
    • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. 

    Biomedical Engineering


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