Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes
The Bioengineering Program has formulated the following Program Educational Objectives, which describe the career and professional accomplishments that our B.S. Bioengineering degree program is preparing graduates to attain. In support of these objectives, the faculty have also identified the following Student Outcomes, which describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.
Program Educational Objectives
Graduates of the FGCU B.S. Bioengineering degree program are expected to attain within a few years of graduation:
- technical competence as bioengineers and recognition as contributors in their communities as professionals or in the pursuit of advanced education,
- accomplishment in communicating and working collaboratively in a diverse, dynamic, multidisciplinary environment, and
- proficiency in making use of entrepreneurial and/or learning skills to successfully adapt to a global society.
Students by the time of graduation will have attained:
- an ability to apply knowledge of advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), science (including biology and physiology), and engineering to solve problems, especially those at the interface of engineering and biology;
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to make measurements on and to analyze and interpret data from living systems, addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems;
- an ability to 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;
- an ability to function on and assume leadership roles in diverse, multi-disciplinary teams;
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve bioengineering problems;
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
- an ability to communicate effectively, especially in an interdisciplinary environment;
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a rapidly changing global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
- a knowledge of contemporary issues, especially those impacting Southwest Florida;
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for bioengineering practice;
- an understanding of entrepreneurship and business plans; and
- an ability to define a community problem and to use an engineering design process to deliver a solution.