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BME Mission Statement

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


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 the:

  1. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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. Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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. 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. Ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. Ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies