Educational Objectives and Learning Outcomes

The educational objectives of the Biomedical Engineering program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell are that our alumni will:
  • Actively engage in and make contributions to post-graduate opportunities, whether they are in biomedical engineering practice or other advanced professional training 
  • Demonstrate depth, breadth, and creativity in biomedical engineering, its underlying sciences, and related technologies 
  • Utilize their multidisciplinary background to foster communication across professional and disciplinary boundaries 
  • Demonstrate professional and social responsibilities on health-related issues and the ability to deal knowledgeably and ethically with the impact of technology in our society. 

Biomedical Engineering graduates shall meet the student outcome requirements of ABET Criterion 3 as follows: 

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics 
  • 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 
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions 
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.