Biomedical Engineering

Accreditation

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Our undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering (BSBE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org/).

Program Educational Objectives for Biomedical

Graduates of the Biomedical Engineering Program of the UH Cullen College of Engineering obtain employment in a wide variety of biomedical engineering fields. Many further their education to pursue careers in research, medicine, business, law, or other areas. Regardless of the career path they choose, we believe that an education in biomedical engineering will prepare them for a productive professional experience, and we strive to provide them with the technical, team-working, communication, and professional skills necessary for success. Accordingly, we have established the following Program Educational Objectives.

  • Our graduates will pursue studies in biomedical engineering or in other disciplines if they so choose.
  • Our graduates will meet or exceed the expectations of their employers in the biomedical engineering workplace or other professional careers of their choosing.
  • Our graduates will engage in self-development activities that will allow them to adapt to evolving technical challenges and changing career opportunities.

Student Outcomes for Biomedical Engineering

Students in the UH Biomedical Engineering Program are expected to attain:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of advanced mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. 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;
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. an ability to communicate effectively;
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Number of Students in Program

    FR SO JR SR PB All Total B.S. Degrees Awarded
Fall 2014 Full Time 47 38 47 48 2 182 16
Part time 2 3 12 9 1 27  
Fall 2013 Full Time 41 38 40 36 1 156 22
Part time 1 8 10 12 2 33  
Fall 2012   Full Time 50 52 24 37 1 164 20
Part time 9 6 4 14 1 34  
Fall 2011   Full Time 81 33 23 37   174 13
Part time 3 6 4 16 5 34  
Fall 2010   Full Time 62 23 33 25 1 144 14
Part time 3 8 6 13 1 31  
Fall 2009   Full Time 43 26 29 33   131 12
Part time 7 4 5 6   22  

Total Degrees Awarded:

  B.S. M.S. Ph.D.
2013 – 2014 16 1 3
2012 – 2013 22 2 1
2011 – 2012 20 2 0
2010 – 2011 13 0 0
2009 – 2010 14 3 0
2008 – 2009 12 1 0