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.
1. To develop into successful, ethical biomedical engineers, healthcare professionals, or other related practitioners guided by an interdisciplinary curriculum, extracurricular activities and targeted internship experiences.
2. To continue to pursue and expand their technical and professional knowledge and skills through academic and industrial training and lifelong learning.
3. To contribute to the local, national and global communities using experiences and skills acquired through their biomedical engineering education at the University of South Florida-USF.
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 identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying
principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
8. Applying principles of engineering, biology, human physiology, chemistry, calculus-based physics, mathematics (through differential equations) and statistics;
9. Solving bio/biomedical engineering problems, including those associated with the interaction between living and non-living systems;
10. Analyzing, modeling, designing, and realizing bio/biomedical engineering devices, systems, components, or processes; and
11. Making measurements on and interpreting data from living systems