Mission

The mission of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is to motivate and inspire our students by providing high-caliber, fully integrated programs in biomedical engineering in order to provide leadership in a rapidly evolving global information society in the service of humanity and to advance the state of knowledge in our disciplines by actively pursuing scholarly research for publication and dissemination. 
 

Biomedical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

GW's biomedical engineering program prepares graduates who, in the years following graduation, will achieve:

Employment in biomedical and other related industry, government or other organizations using skills and knowledge learned while an undergraduate student in the biomedical engineering program as evidenced by:

  • Employment history and/or career advancements
  • Professional visibility (e.g., patents, invention disclosures, honors or awards, refereed journal articles, conference papers and other publications, involvement in professional associations)
  • Entrepreneurial activities

and/or

Enrollment in biomedical engineering and other related graduate programs using skills and knowledge learned while an undergraduate student in the biomedical engineering program as evidenced by:

  • Current enrollment in graduate or professional programs
  • Advanced degree earned

Student Outcomes

The biomedical engineering program in GW's Department of Biomedical Engineering aims to produce graduates who will have:

  • 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 multidisciplinary 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, environment 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