Biomedical Engineering Mission, Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Mission Statement

The Biomedical Engineering Program seeks to provide students with fundamental knowledge and skills needed to excel at the integration of engineering, science, and medicine to solve biological and medical problems, improve quality of life, and become future biomedical engineering leaders.

Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are that our alumni:

  • Will be engaged in practice as a biomedical engineer, and/or biomedical scientist, in a career involving human health and well-being (PEO 1).
  • Will progress in their biomedical engineering careers or careers as a health professional (PEO 2).
  • Will engage in life-long learning and continuous self-development in biomedical engineering, or other related fields, through professional development and/or post-graduate education (PEO 3).

Student Outcomes

The biomedical engineering program is designed to provide our graduates with:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.
  • 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.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed.

Contact Us

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Building, Room 226
590 Garden Road  

Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

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