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Program Education Objective

The objectives of this program are founded on the belief that the engineering principles and understanding of biological and physical sciences are critical to the investigation of fundamental bioengineering questions associated with complex living systems as well as with the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.  As such, the specific educational objectives of this program are that our graduates will be able to:

  1. Contribute positively in the biomedical engineering industry and/or other sectors such as hospitals, government agencies and academia.
  2. Enhance competence in biomedical engineering by pursuing an advanced and/or professional degree in the practice of bioengineering.
  3. Work successfully as a member in a team environment to facilitate biomedical engineering practices.

The student outcomes of the Biomedical Engineering program are:

  •   • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  •   • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  •   • 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
  •   • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  •   • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  •   • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  •   • an ability to communicate effectively
  •   • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  •   • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  •   • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

  • The 2013-2015 student enrollment data in Biomedical Engineering report

    The 2014-2015 degrees awarded in Biomedical Engineering report

    The 2015-2016 degrees awarded in Biomedical Engineering report

    Mission Statement

    The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department is commited to developing well-rounded, competitive biomedical engineering professionals to support the University's mission.

    1. To provide high caliber BME education to students interested in the field of Biomedical Engineering.
    2. To provide opportunities for BME research to students with a unique combination of clinical and engineering experiences
    3. To form collaborations in bioengineering-related educational and research opportunities that will be of significant benefit to the San Antonio and South Texas technical and business communities.
    4. To effectively support the University's mission by encouraging minority participation in graduate and undergraduate studies.


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