This program will prepare graduates for careers in the biomedical engineering field with a specialization in biomechanical skills. This interdisciplinary degree combines classical mechanical engineering and biological sciences. With a biomedical engineering degree, graduates are prepared to work at companies that design and manufacture medical devices including joints and tissues for the human body. The biomechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org).
Program Educational Objectives
Indiana Tech biomedical engineering graduates are expected, within a few years of graduation:
- To be engaged in biomedical engineering-related fields or in other career fields in industry, business, academe, government, or non-profit organizations, with increasing responsibilities.
- To continue lifelong learning through activities such as enhancing their technical skills, advancing study in biomedical engineering graduate programs or other related areas, participating in professional organizations, and continuing professional development.
- To engage in innovation and/or entrepreneurship activities that address global, economic, environmental, or societal needs.
Student Learning Outcomes
Biomedical engineering graduates will successfully demonstrate the 7 ABET program outcomes:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles on engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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.
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
- 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.
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
The curriculum will prepare graduates with experience in:
- Applying principles of engineering, biology, human physiology, chemistry, calculus-based physics, mathematics (through differential equations) and statistics;
- Solving bio/biomedical engineering problems, including those associated with the interaction between living and non-living systems;
- Analyzing, modeling, designing, and realizing bio/biomedical engineering devices, systems, components, or processes; and
- Making measurements on and interpreting data from living systems.