University of California, Riverside

Department of Bioengineering



ABET Accredited, 10/01/2011 – Present


Mission and Vision of Bourns College of Engineering

The Mission of the Bourns College of Engineering is to:

  • Produce engineers with the educational foundation and adaptive skills to serve rapdily evolving technology industries
  • Conduct nationally recognized engineering research focused on providing a technical edge for the United States
  • Contribute to knowledge of both fundamental and applied areas of engineering
  • Provide diverse curricula that will instill in our students the imagination, talents, creativity, teamwork, decision-making and problem-solving abilities
  • Be a catalyst for industrial growth in Inland Southern California

The Vision of the Bourns College of Engineering is to become a nationally recognized leader in engineering research and education.

Vision of Department of Bioengineering

  • Our vision is to be a world leader in bioengineering/biomedical engineering education and research.

Mission of Department of Bioengineering

  • To instill in our students a strong foundation in science, engineering, and biological principles.
  • To prepare our students to take on and resolve challenges at the interface of engineering, life sciences, and medicine.

Bioengineering Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Our graduates will:

  1. Have the capability to succeed in bioengineering-related graduate studies, careers in the medical device or biotechnology industries, and medical or other health-related professional schools.
  2. Excel individually and in team environments to communicate effectively and integrate contributions from multiple disciplines to address biological and medical problems.
  3. Incorporate ethical and social aspects in solving bioengineering/biomedical engineering problems.
  4. Become leaders in bioengineering/biomedical engineering and related fields.

Consistency of Bioengineering PEOs and College Mission

Relationship between the Bioengineering Program Educational Objectives and Bourns College of Engineering Mission Statements

Department of Bioengineering Program Educational Objectives

Bourns College of Engineering Mission Statements

Have the capability to succeed in bioengineering-related graduate studies, careers in the medical device or biotechnology industries, and medical or other health-related professional schools.

Conduct nationally recognized engineering research focused on providing a technical edge for the United States.

Excel individually and in team environments to communicate effectively and integrate contributions from multiple disciplines to address biological and medical problems.

Contribute to knowledge of both fundamental and applied areas of engineering.

Incorporate ethical and social aspects in solving bioengineering/biomedical engineering problems.

Provide diverse curricula that will instill in our students the imagination, talents, creativity, teamwork, decision-making and problem-solving abilities

Become leaders in bioengineering/biomedical engineering and related fields.

Produce engineers with the educational foundation and adaptive skills to serve rapidly evolving technology industries

 

Bioengineering Program Constituencies

The key significant constituencies of the bioengineering program are the following:

  1. The students enrolled in the program.
  2. The faculty and staff responsible for delivering the program.
  3. The various organizations that are associated with the graduates of our program.
  4. Graduates of our program.

ABET Program Criteria for Bioengineering

  1. Curriculum: The curriculum must include mathematics through differential equations, a thorough grounding in chemistry and biology and a working knowledge of advanced biological sciences consistent with the program educational objectives. The curriculum must prepare graduates to apply engineering to biological systems.
  2. Faculty: The program shall demonstrate that those faculty members teaching courses that are primarily design in content are qualified to teach the subject matter by virtue of education and experience or professional licensure.

Bioengineering Program Student Outcomes

The Department of Bioengineering has combined Student Outcomes as listed ABET Criteria 3 with ABET Program Criteria for Bioengineering to form a modified list of Student Outcomes as listed below.

  • (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  • (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • (c) 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
  • (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • (g) an ability to communicate effectively (3g1 orally, 3g2 written)
  • (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • (l) an ability to apply principles of engineering, biology, human physiology, chemistry, calculus-based physics, mathematics (through differential equations) and statistics
  • (m) an ability to solve bio/biomedical engineering problems, including those associated with the interaction between living and non-living systems
  • (n) an ability to analyze, model, design, and realize bio/biomedical engineering devices, systems, components, or processes; and
  • (o) an ability to make measurements on and interpreting data from living systems

Members of the Department of Bioengineering Advisory Board

John Watson UC San Diego
Matt Chludzinski Abbott Vascular
Ruben Flores Merck Group
Bruce Tromberg UC Irvine
Warren Grundfest UC Los Angeles Medical School
William R. Pratt Kinamed
Walt Baxter Medtronic
Ben Versteeg TruTouch Technologies
Amir Gandjbakhche NIH
Andrew Carmen Illumina

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Bioengineering
205 Materials Science & Engineering

Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tel: (951) 827-4303
Fax: (951) 827-6416
E-mail: big@engr.ucr.edu

Potential Undergraduate Students:
Undergraduate Admissions

Potential Graduate Students:
Professor Victor G. J. Rodgers

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