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Biomedical Engineering Program Accreditation and Assessment

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,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.

Program Assessment

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates will be engaged in their professional careers and/or postgraduate training as demonstrated by their abilities to identify and solve important biomedical engineering problems, develop and implement new and valuable ideas with potential applications to healthcare, and to engage in lifelong learning opportunities.
  2. Graduates will be able to work competitively in diverse professional environments as demonstrated by their abilities to work on teams and independently, to provide leadership, and to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences.
  3. Graduates will behave professionally and ethically, 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 1 - an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;

Outcome 2 - 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;

Outcome 3 - an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;

Outcome 4 - 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;

Outcome 5 - 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;

Outcome 6 - an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;

Outcome 7 - an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Enrollment and Graduation Numbers

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