ABET Accreditation

Bucknell’s biomedical engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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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 Outcomes

Graduates of the program shall demonstrate the following student outcomes at the time of graduation:

  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, 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.

Contact Details

Biomedical Engineering


312 Academic East