The mission of the Bioengineering Department is to prepare students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, innovators, leaders and life-long learners in the field of Bioengineering. We aim to produce ground-breaking research and new knowledge at the interface of the physical and life sciences, and engineering.

The Graduate Program Educational Objectives (PEO's) are as follows:

Consistent with the mission of the Bioengineering Department, the education components of the graduate programs strives to prepare graduates to:

  1. Understand complexities and challenges associated with working in the field of Bioengineering with an advanced degree.
  2. Demonstrate depth of knowledge in Bioengineering and related fields.
  3. Be creators of new knowledge and products in the field of Bioengineering
  4. Succeed in a variety of career paths.

Graduate Target Competencies - Student Outcomes

To achieve the objectives mentioned above, the Bioengineering faculty have developed a set of graduate Target Competencies (TCs) or student outcomes. Currently, we summarize the Bioengineering graduate Target Competencies in six groups as shown below:

a) Understanding of the science, engineering, mathematics & computational principles that are necessary for solving complex, open-ended problems in Bioengineering and related fields 

b) Ability to recognize and perform appropriate experimental, mathematical and/or computational techniques required to solve Bioengineering and related problems 
c) Ability to analyze, understand and interpret data within the context of one’s area of Bioengineering 
d) Development of independence and creativity in thinking to identify problems, plan projects, design experiments, troubleshoot and/or develop models in one’s area of Bioengineering 
e) Ability to communicate ideas (in subjects studied/research performed) to peers and others 
f) Development of skills necessary to engage in collaborative, multi-level work and interpersonal relationships on a broad scale, and across disciplinary boundaries.
Students are expected to show a progression of increasing achievement across the graduate education timeline.