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The Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering program offered by UW Bioengineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET:

The Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering degree enables graduates to do the following:

    1. Earn advanced degrees and/or obtain employment in bioengineering-related fields, such as medicine, device development or biotechnology
    2. Advance their careers by obtaining appropriate educational and professional qualifications
    3. Serve their profession and community
    4. Contribute to responsible development of new technical knowledge
    5. Take leadership roles in addressing domestic or global bioengineering-related issues

ABET Learning Outcomes

Engineering programs must demonstrate that their graduates have:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Program Criteria

Additionally, The structure of the curriculum must provide both breadth and depth across the range of engineering and science topics consistent with the program educational objectives and student outcomes.

The curriculum must prepare graduates with experience in:

  • Applying principles of engineering, biology, human physiology, chemistry, calculus-based physics, mathematics (through differential equations), and statistics;
  • Solving bio/biomedical engineering problems, including those associated with the interaction between living and non-living systems;
  • Analyzing, modeling, designing and realizing bio/biomedical engineering devices, systems, components, or processes; and
  • Making measurements on and interpreting data from living systems

Further resources

ABET Requirements for Design
UW Bioengineering Bachelor of Science program
UW Bioengineering Bachelor of Science admissions