Assessment

Mission Statement

Rensselaer’s Biomedical Engineering Department mission is “to educate the biomedical engineering leaders of tomorrow who will apply fundamental engineering principles to the responsible solution of problems in biology and medicine, to contribute to human disease management, and to bring engineering innovation and technology to the clinic while creating knowledge and enhancing global prosperity.”

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Biomedical Engineering Program will within 5 years of graduation:

  1. Be engaged in professional practice in industry, academia or government related to biomedical engineering; and/or
  2. Have enrolled in an academic program pursuing a graduate, medical, law, business, or other professional post-graduate degree.
Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Biomedical Engineering B.S. program will have:

  • 3a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • 3b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • 3c) 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
  • 3d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • 3e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • 3f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • 3g) an ability to communicate effectively
  • 3h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • 3i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • 3j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • 3k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Enrollment Year
Total UGrad
Total Grad
Degrees Awarded
Academic Year
Status 1st 2nd 3rd 4th BS MEng/MS PhD
2015-2016
FT
106
89
102
123
420
52
105
16
3
PT
2014-2015
FT
85
107
106
94
392
61
68
16
8
PT
2013-2014
FT
110
103
78
100
391
55
96
14
6
PT
2
2012-2013
FT
104
80
96
96
376
50
89
15
8
PT
2
2011-2012
FT
84
80
101
114
379
38
88
9
4
PT
1
2010-2011
FT
89
95
82
102
368
37
81
11
1
PT
1
2009-2010
FT
82
83
94
86
345
27
63
10
4
PT
2