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Bioengineering (B.S.)

Learning Outcomes

 
 

Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Design a system, component, or processes to meet desired bioengineering needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, regulatory, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  2. Understand the professional and ethical responsibilities of a bioengineer.
  3. Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for bioengineering
    practice.

Content/discipline knowledge and skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through exams, laboratory assessment, design projects, teamwork assessment, and assignments in the following courses: BME 4800C Bioengineering Product Design; BME 4632C Biotransport Phenomena; BME 4503C Biomedical Instrumentation; BME 4211C Biomechanics; BME 4504C Bioelectricity or BME4332C Cellular & Tissue Engineering; and BME 4885 Bioengineering Senior Design II.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Employ the conventions of standard written English.
  2. Select a topic and develop it for a specific audience and purpose with respect to diverse perspectives.
  3. Select, organize, and relate ideas and information with coherence, clarity, and unity.

Communication skills are assessed as part of the General Education Program through papers, exams, and projects completed in ENC 1101 Composition I, ENC 1102 Composition II, and HUM 2510 Understanding the Visual and Performing Arts. Communication skills are also assessed in the capstone course BME 4885 Bioengineering Senior Design II.

Critical Thinking Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Select and organize information.
  2. Identify assumptions and underlying relationships.
  3. Synthesize information, and draw reasoned inferences.
  4. Formulate an appropriate problem solving strategy.
  5. Evaluate the feasibility of the strategy.

Critical thinking skills are assessed as part of the General Education Program through papers, exams, and projects completed ENC 1101 Composition I, ENC 1102 Composition II, and HUM 2510 Understanding the Visual and Performing Arts. Critical thinking skills are also assessed in the capstone course BME 4885 Bioengineering Senior Design II.