UW Bioengineering ABET Accreditation

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The Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering program offered by UW Bioengineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET: http://abet.org.

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 University of Washington Department of Bioengineering undergraduate program prepares graduates to have:

  • An understanding of biology and physiology
  • The capability to apply advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), science and engineering to solve the problems at the interface of engineering and biology
  • The ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems, addressing the problems associated with the interactions between living and non-living materials and systems

Further resources


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