Program Objectives

All engineering programs should have a set of goals or objectives for its graduates. These objectives determine the design of the curriculum, inform prospective students about whether a particular program aligns with their career goals, and inform prospective employers and/or postgraduate institutions as to whether the graduates of a particular program will meet their needs for employment or admission.

To disseminate the goals of our undergraduate Bioengineering program, we have formulated a set of program educational objectives, or statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first few years after graduation. The educational objectives of our program will result in graduates that will:

  1. Obtain positions as practicing engineers in various industries and government agencies that are involved in the design & development, manufacturing & quality assurance, marketing, and regulation of medical devices, medical systems, diagnostic systems, pharmaceuticals and other therapeutic systems.
  2. Continue their studies in medical schools to pursue careers as physicians in the practice of clinical medicine.
  3. Continue their studies in graduate programs to pursue careers in biomedical research, business or law.

In order to achieve these objectives, we have defined a set of student outcomes that list the skills our students will possess upon completion of our program. Some of these skills include:

  • The ability to formulate and solve problems at the interface of engineering and the life sciences
  • The ability to design systems, devices and processes for use in medicine, health care or biological applications
  • The ability to design, conduct and document laboratory experiments involving biological or medical systems
  • The ability to obtain, analyze and interpret data from living systems
  • The ability to use modern techniques, skills and tools necessary for bioengineering practice and for disseminating the results of their work
  • The ability to function on multidisciplinary teams consisting of engineers, clinicians, medical researchers, biologists and non-technical personnel
  • The ability to communicate effectively their work and ideas in oral and written forms
  • An understanding of the economics, technical aspects, regulatory environment and societal impact of biomedical research, process development or product development
  • An understanding of contemporary issues, professional responsibilities and ethical responsibilities in biology and medicine.

We periodically assess the placement of our graduates to insure that our program objectives are being met. Over 50% of our graduates obtain full-time positions in industry, 15% gain admission to medical schools and approximately 25% gain admission to graduate schools or other professional programs. Approximately 10% of alumni are unaccounted for.

The Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering program at the University of Toledo had an enrollment of 309 students at the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester. There were 49 Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering degrees awarded during the 2017 academic year (Summer 2016 - Spring 2017).

Last Updated: 6/27/22