Undergraduate

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

Program Objectives

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.

Our fundamental aim is to instill a passion for learning, scientific discovery, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and societal impact in an extraordinary group of graduates who, because of their experiences in our program, will:

  • Continue to utilize and enhance their engineering and biological training to solve problems related to health and healthcare that are globally relevant and based on ethically sound principles.
  • Demonstrate leadership in their respective careers in biomedical engineering or interrelated areas of industry, government, academia, and clinical practice, and
  • Engage in life-long learning by continuing their education in graduate or professional school or through opportunities for advanced career or professional training.

Student Outcomes

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 analyze and interpret data
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs with 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
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibility
  • Communicate effectively
  • Obtain the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Recognize the need for, and engage in life-long learning
  • Gain knowledge of contemporary issues
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic YearTotal Enrollment*Graduating Students**
2016-17475103
2015-16483123
2014-15488128
2013-14480119
2012-13473116

*Based on fall enrollment each year
**Based on May Commencement each year

ABET Accreditation

The B.S. in Biomedical Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Johns Hopkins undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering provides students with a strong educational foundation, rich learning experiences and powerful development opportunities — resulting in a broad pathway for students to pursue a wide variety of post-graduate opportunities.