Degree Objectives

The overall objective of the major in Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Florida is to prepare graduates for successful careers in the biomedical engineering and related professions. Accordingly, graduates of the BME major who have chosen to pursue a career in engineering shall achieve the following within a few years after graduation:

Demonstrate professional biomedical engineering competence by holding positions of increasing responsibility in industry, business, government and/or educational institutions. Publish papers, reports, patents and/or technical presentations at local, national, international meetings or within the professional organization/company that they are affiliated with. Continue to improve their technical skills, knowledge and understanding through continuing education, pursuit of advanced degrees, and/or pursuit of professional license in their chosen profession.

Expected Student Outcomes for Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Major
The graduates of the B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering at USF will demonstrate that they 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 within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  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, economic, environmental, 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 biomedical engineering practice
  12. an ability to analyze the hazards associated with chemical, physical and biological processes.