BIOE 1010: Professional Development

Designation:    Required
Description:    Preparation for co-op and full-time employment in industry. Topics include resume writing, interviewing skills, compensation and benefits, social protocol and corporate ethics, biomedical ethics, design and quality control processes, and governmental regulation.
Prerequisite:    Acceptance into Bioengineering
Textbook:    None
Objectives:    To prepare students for co-op and full-time employment 
To inform students of current issues in biomedical industries 
To introduce students to regulatory issues in biomedical industries
Topics:    Introduction; co-op plans, contract and guidelines 
Resume preparation 
Interviewing skills 
Professional conduct and workplace behavior 
Entrepreneurship and business plans 
Regulatory issues and FDA approval 
Quality control standards 
Corporate and biomedical ethics 
Medical and graduate school 
Career options for bioengineers
Schedule:    1 - 50 minute lecture per week
Contribution:    Engineering topics
(d)    An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
(f)    An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g)    An ability to communicate effectively
(h)    The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i)    A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j)    A knowledge of contemporary issues
Prepared by:    Scott Molitor ( and Tammy Phares (

Last Updated: 6/27/22