Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at CUA is to educate men and women who can bridge engineering with life sciences in the service of human health and represent the biomedical profession with distinction. Our department serves as a conduit for better understanding of biology through engineering concepts and for utilizing the complex organization of life systems in developing new technologies.

Objectives and Outcomes

Educational Objectives

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at CUA has adopted the following educational objectives. These objectives are consistent with the mission of the University, School of Engineering and BME department.  The educational objectives of the biomedical engineering undergraduate program are that the graduates will:

  1. Work in careers in biomedical engineering or related fields (e.g. other engineering disciplines, medicine, law, etc.) and will continue developing the necessary skills to obtain leadership positions and other positions of increasing responsibilities.
  2. Work in research careers by applying their background and knowledge towards the advancement of technology and the betterment of society by contributing to educational and social institutions.
  3. Continue to learn and to expand and develop their knowledge and skill sets so as to be able to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing global environment.

Student Outcomes

The department of Biomedical Engineering at CUA has adopted the following student outcomes. 

  • Student Outcome 1: Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex biomedical engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics
  • Student Outcome 2: Ability to apply biomedical engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration for public health, safety, and welfare as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • Student Outcome 3: Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Student Outcome 4: Ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in biomedical engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • Student Outcome 5: Ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create collaborative, and inclusive environment establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • Student Outcome 6: Ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions.
  • Student Outcome 7: Ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.