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Program Mission Statement

The Biomedical Engineering Program at West Virginia University, in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources' mission is to:

Develop a nationally-recognized biomedical engineering education and research program, where students learn how to apply physical sciences and engineering principles to improve human health and advance health care in West Virginia and the nation.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program Assessment

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates will be successful in their professional careers and/or post graduate training as demonstrated by their ability to solve important biomedical engineering problems and to develop and implement new and valuable ideas with potential applications to healthcare.
  2. Graduates will be able to work competitively in diverse professional environments, as demonstrated by their ability to work on teams, to work independently, to provide leadership, to mentor junior co-workers and to communicate effectively.
  3. Graduates will behave professionally and ethically, pursue lifelong learning opportunities, be committed to responsible safety practices and articulate the societal impact of their work.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, Bachelors of Science students in biomedical engineering will demonstrate:

Outcome a - an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering;

Outcome b - an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;

Outcome c - an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constrains such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability;

Outcome d - an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;

Outcome e - an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;

Outcome f - an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;

Outcome g - an ability to communicate effectively;

Outcome h - the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;

Outcome i - a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;

Outcome j - a knowledge of contemporary issues;

Outcome k - an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Course Assessment Rubrics

Biomedical Engineering courses are assessed through the implementation of course-specific rubrics. Outcomes of instruction were grouped by Student Outcome and set as the Performance Criteria to be assessed. A rubric was developed for each Performance Criterion. Aspects within each rubric are skills and abilities relating to a specific Performance Criterion that students should be able to demonstrate.

Rubrics for all Biomedical Engineering courses are listed below:

BMEG 201 Rubric - Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

BMEG 203 Rubric - Biomedical Engineering Seminar

BMEG 230 Rubric - Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering

BMEG 236 Rubric - Quantitative Analysis in Human Physiology

BMEG 310 Rubric - Biomedical Imaging

BMEG 311 Rubric - Biomaterials

BMEG 315 Rubric - Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems

BMEG 321 Rubric - Thermodynamics and Kinetics for Biomedical Engineering

BMEG 340 Rubric - Biomechanics

BMEG 350 Rubric - Biomedical Engineering Laboratory

BMEG 420 Rubric - Biomedical Instrumentation

BMEG 421 Rubric - BMEG Seminar & Journal Club

BMEG 455/456 Rubric - Biomedical Senior Design 1 & 2