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 which is professionally current in their field and to 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 of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Bucknell University 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 path.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Graduates of the program shall demonstrate:  

3a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering  

3b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data.  

3c. 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.   

3d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.  

3e  An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.  

3f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.  

3g. An ability to communicate effectively.  

3h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.  

3i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.  

3j. A knowledge of contemporary issues.  

3k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.