Tulane's Department of Biomedical Engineering, established in 1977, has been continuously accredited since 1981 by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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Undergraduate Objectives

Our undergraduate program provides students with the breadth required for participation in the interdisciplinary field of biomedical engineering and the depth required by engineers to advance the practice in our discipline. Our objective is to prepare graduates who are able to successfully pursue:

  • advanced studies leading to research or professional practice in biomedical engineering

  • advanced studies leading to research or professional practice in the health and medical sciences

  • practice in biomedical engineering industries or related technical and professional fields

Undergraduate Student Outcomes

We expect our graduates to demonstrate that they have attained the following skills:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

  • 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

  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

  • an ability to communicate effectively

  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

  • a knowledge of contemporary issues

  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Additionally, we prepare our graduates to have:

  • Medical (PGM-1): an understanding of biology and physiology

  • Mathematics (PGM-2): 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

  • Measurement and Analysis (PGM-3): the ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems, addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems

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