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Objectives & Outcomes

BME Program Educational Objectives


Graduates of the undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering are expected to attain the following objectives within a few years after graduation:

  • Be engaged in a professional career in the biomedical or other related industries, or enrolled in advanced graduate studies including medical school.
  • Work in a technically competent manner to address challenges in engineering or their chosen profession, taking into consideration ethical and societal concerns.
  • Collaborate within their profession across technical disciplines.
  • Develop their technical knowledge and professional skills further by being active in professional societies, continuing their formal education, or attending professional workshops, meetings, and seminars.

BME Student Outcomes

Taking into consideration our Educational Program Objectives, the BME Undergraduate Committee drafted the BME program outcomes that describe the knowledge and skills students should have acquired when they graduate with a Bachelor's degree from our program. The faculty approved the program outcomes at the same time as the Educational Program Objectives. The BME program outcomes state that students successfully completing the program should have acquired:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

  Objectives and Outcomes reviewed and updated 8/6/2014

USC Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Enrollment & Graduation Data 

USC Viterbi School of Engineering ABET Accredited Bachelor of Science in: Total Number of Students Graduating from this Program Fall 2014 through Summer 2015 Program Total Enrollment (all continuing undergraduates) in Spring 2015
Biomedical Engineering 72 301

 Data updated 3/30/2015
  The BS in Biomedical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org


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