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    University of North Texas
    Oct 19, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Main Departmental Office
Discovery Park, Suite K220

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #310440
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Fax: 940-369-8570

Web site:

Vijay Vaidyanathan, Chair


Mission and vision

The mission of the department of Biomedical Engineering is to provide a student-centered environment that facilitates a culture of interdisciplinary learning and innovation, while encouraging active participation in scholarly and professional activities to serve the biomedical engineering profession and society, while advancing regional economic development.

The vision of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is to create an innovative, interdisciplinary academic program that emphasizes the fundamentals of biomedical engineering; state-of-the-art applications pertaining to biomedical instrumentation, biomechanics, biomaterials, biotechnology, biocomputing, and other healthcare related areas in an environment of life-long learning and research.

Program educational objectives for the biomedical engineering program

Graduates of the biomedical engineering program will:

  1. Successfully practice biomedical engineering to serve healthcare institutions, academia and industry at regional, state, national and internation levels.
  2. Work professionally in one or more of the following areas: biomedical instrumentation, biomechanics, biomaterials, biotechnology, biocomputing and medicine.
  3. Achieve personal and professional success with a commitment to ethical and social responsibility, both as individuals and in team environments.
  4. Engage in lifelong learning, including entering and succeeding in an advanced degree program in a field such as engineering, science, medicine or business.

Student outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science with a major in biomedical engineering, students are enabled to achieve the following 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; and
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.



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