Biomedical Engineering Program

The educational mission of the Biomedical Engineering Program at UC Irvine is to provide students with rigorous, multi-disciplinary training that enable graduates to be leaders and innovators in bioengineering and biomedical professions. This is accomplished by developing and offering curricula that integrate engineering sciences, life sciences, clinical medicine, research and engineering design in collaboration with local biomedical device and biotechnology companies.

Undergraduate Major in Biomedical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives: A few years after completing the Biomedical Engineering program, graduates will:

  1. promote continuous improvement in the field of biomedical engineering;
  2. communicate effectively the relevant biomedical engineering problem to be solved across the engineering, life science, and medical disciplines;
  3. apply critical reasoning as well as quantitative and design skills to identify and solve problems in biomedical engineering;
  4. lead and manage biomedical engineering projects in industry, government, or academia that involve multidisciplinary team members.

Biomedical Engineering Student Outcomes

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors; 
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences; 
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts; 
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives; 
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions; 
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. 

The Biomedical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,