Biomedical Engineering Accreditation and Assessment

Institution: Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Contact: Dr. Ranu Jung, rjung@fiu.edu, 305-348-2522
Program: Biomedical Engineering


All academic programs of Florida International University are approved by the Florida Board of Education, the FIU Board of Trustees and the Florida Board of Governors. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

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The following undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org:

                 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

 

ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which the program prepares its students.


Biomedical Engineering Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Biomedical Engineering Department is to bridge engineering, science and medicine

  • To educate and train the next diverse generation of biomedical engineers
  • To conduct research leading to significant discoveries in medical sciences
  • To conduct design and development of innovative medical technology
  • To translate scientific discovery and medical technology to industry or clinical practice
    for delivery of health care
  • To engage with the local to global community for knowledge dissemination

Program Educational Objectives

BSBME Program Educational Objectives

The objective of the undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Program at FIU are the following:

1. To produce graduates that continue in one or both of the following:

a. Advanced study in engineering, medicine, or the applied sciences
b. Professional practice as an engineer in a biomedical or health care related field

2. To produce graduates whose careers demonstrate proficiency in one or more of the following:

a. Clinical application of biomedical engineering tools
b. Product development, manufacturing, and commercialization in the biomedical industry
c. Participation in diverse teams
d. Biomedical engineering research

3. To produce graduates who have effective communication skills and a commitment to professionalism, leadership, ethics, and community service.

Student Outcomes

BSBME Student Learning Outcomes

The FIU Biomedical Engineering Student Learning Outcomes are the following.

1. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), physical and life sciences, and engineering to carry out analysis and design to solve problems at the interface of engineering and biology;

2. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to measure, analyze and interpret data from living systems;

3. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs, including systems that involve the interaction between living and non-living materials, within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;

4. Ability to identify, formulate, and adapt engineering solutions to unmet clinical/biological needs,

5. Ability to use modern engineering techniques, skills, and tools necessary for engineering practice, including the ability to model and analyze physiological/biological systems as engineering systems;

6. Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;

7. Ability to communicate effectively;

8. Awareness of the characteristics of responsible professional engineering practice, including ethical conduct, consideration of the impact of engineering solutions on society in a global and contemporary context, and the value of life-long learning.

Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

Headcount

STUDENT LEVEL Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013
GRAD II 14 22 25 34 32 30 23
LOWER 105 102 84 123 143 200 192
UPPER 139 165 175 189 213 223 268
GRAD I 48 27 22 18 15 20 16
Biomedical Engineering
Total
306 316 306 364 403 473 499
Biomedical Engineering/
CENGR Total
306 316 306 364 403 473 499

Degree Count

Department Student Level 2007-
2008
2008-
2009
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
Biomedical Engineering BACHELORS 32 29 38 39 31 46
MASTERS 11 20 6 5 10 7
DOCTORAL 1 2 3 5 3 9
TOTAL DEGREES 44 51 47 49 44 62
Biomedical Engineering/CENGR BACHELORS 32 29 38 39 31 46
Biomedical Engineering/CENGR MASTERS 11 20 6 5 10 7
Biomedical Engineering/CENGR DOCTORAL 1 2 3 5 3 9
Biomedical Engineering/CENGR TOTAL DEGREES 44 51 47 49 44 62

Degrees Awarded FALL 2013

Degrees Awarded Fall 2013

 

Diversity of Student Body Fall 2013

Diversity of Student Body Fall 2013