The undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org.
Program Educational Objectives
The educational objectives* of the Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program are:
- graduates will be prepared for employment as biomedical engineers in industries serving
or related to health professions;
- graduates will be prepared to pursue professional studies;
- graduates will engage in activities that provide continuing self-development in biomedical
engineering and related careers.
* adopted 2 February 2006
These objectives are posted at: http://www.memphis.edu/ugcatalog/collegeprog/herff/biomedical.php and appear on the bulletin board of the main hallway for the Department of Biomedical
The following outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to
do by the time of graduation:
- Graduates will be able to solve biomedical engineering problems by integrating and
applying knowledge of biology, mathematics, physiology, physical sciences, and/or
- Graduates will be able to design and conduct experiments, take measurements, analyze
and interpret data from both living and non-living materials and systems
- Graduates will be able to assess client/societal needs, identify economic, environmental,
social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability
constraints in the design of a system, component or process.
- Graduates will be able to function effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
- Graduates will be able to identify, formulate, analyze, model, and solve engineering
problems at the interface of engineering and biology or medicine.
- Graduates will be able to evaluate the professional and ethical issues relevant to
biomedical engineering and the impact of biomedical advancements on local and global
- Graduates will be able to communicate effectively in oral, written and graphical forms
to technical and general audiences.
- Graduates will recognize the need for lifelong learning and the role of contemporary
issues in biomedical engineering.
- Graduates will have a current, working knowledge in one or more of four areas within
biomedical engineering: biomaterials, biomechanics, biosensors, electrophysiology.
- Graduates will be able to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools
necessary for biomedical engineering practice.