Biomedical engineering program objectives and outcomes
Biomedical engineering education must allow engineers to analyze a problem from both an engineering and biological perspective; to anticipate the special difficulties in working with living systems and to evaluate a wide range of possible approaches to solutions.
Biomedical Engineering undergraduates at the Johns Hopkins University integrate the knowledge core of traditional engineering disciplines and modern biology to solve problems encountered in living systems. Living systems present a number of conceptual and technological problems not encountered in physical systems. Biomedical engineering education must allow engineers to analyze a problem from both an engineering and biological perspective; to anticipate the special difficulties in working with living systems and to evaluate a wide range of possible approaches to solutions. The graduate should be able to advance both traditional engineering disciplines and biology.
The undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering provides a strong foundation in the basic sciences, mathematics, engineering and life sciences. The educational foundation, coupled with opportunities for extracurricular experiences, research/internship opportunities, teaching, advising and mentoring, provides a broad pathway for students to pursue a wide variety of post-graduate opportunities.
The program objectives listed below contribute to the fulfillment of the University, Whiting School and Department missions.
- Students will be successful in attaining entry into graduate (MS or PhD degree programs) or professional schools (Medical, Dental, Veterinarian, Business, Public Health, Law), or
- Students will be successful in attaining employment in positions that utilize biomedical engineering or a related field.
Upon completion of the B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, students will demonstrate the ability to:
- apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- 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.
- function on multidisciplinary teams.
- identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- display an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- communicate effectively.
- acquire the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- recognize of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- exhibit a knowledge of contemporary issues.
- use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data
The number of enrolled students in the Biomedical Engineering major in the 2016–17 academic year:
Class of 2017 — 103 seniors
Class of 2018 — 117 juniors
Class of 2019 — 119 sophomores
Class of 2020 — 137 freshmen
The most recent graduating class, the Class of 2016, had 123 students.
The B.S. in Biomedical Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.