Student Outcomes and Program Educational Objectives

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Biomedical Engineering, B.S.

Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate Bioengineering program at Miami University focuses on the integration of interdisciplinary engineering sciences, biological sciences, engineering design and a global liberal education. It has premedical, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, and bioprocessing engineering concentrations. Based on the needs of our constituents, we expect our graduates to attain the following within a few years of graduation:

  • The graduate will apply their interdisciplinary training in biomedical engineering to have successful careers in industry, research and development, plant design and manufacturing, and in regulatory/governmental, academic, and clinical work.
  • The graduate will demonstrate the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds to meet professional obligations and will contribute to an inclusive and equitable workplace.
  • The graduate will demonstrate independent critical thinking, problem solving, communication, organizations, and leadership skills that can be applied to support interdisciplinary teams that may include physicians, cell and molecular biologists, physiologists, geneticists, and other engineers.
  • The graduate will demonstrate life-long learning skills and awareness of ethical responsibilities that will allow successful adaptation to the rapidly changing field of biomedical engineering.
  • The graduate will apply their training in mathematics, the biological sciences, liberal arts, engineering and sciences to facilitate successful pursuit of advanced degrees in medicine, law, business, and engineering or related fields.

Student Outcomes

Demonstrate an ability to:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles to engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. 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. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economics, environmental, and societal contexts;
  5. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collective and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions;
  7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Chemical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate Chemical Engineering program at Miami University is focused on the integration of engineering science, process design and a global liberal education, with emphasis in biochemical, environmental and paper engineering. Based on the needs of our constituents, we expect our graduates to attain the following within a few years of graduation:

  • The graduate will apply the technical knowledge, skills, and expertise required of a process engineer to achieve practical solutions to problems in the chemical industry or for a company allied to the chemical industry. The graduate will serve the needs of biochemical, environmental, and paper industries.
  • The graduate will successfully work with individuals from diverse backgrounds to meet professional obligations and will contribute to an inclusive and equitable workplace.
  • The graduate will demonstrate the key personal attributes (including independent critical thinking, problem solving, communication, organization, and leadership) desirable in an engineer and use these attributes to learn and develop.
  • The graduate will demonstrate life-long learning skills and awareness of ethical responsibilities, which will allow successful adaptation to the changing environment and evolving technologies throughout their professional career.
  • The graduate will apply their training in engineering, sciences, and liberal education to facilitate successful pursuit of graduate studies in engineering or other professional degrees, such as business, law and medicine.

Demonstrate an ability to:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles to engineering, science and mathematics;
  2. 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. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economics, environmental, and societal contexts;
  5. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collective and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions;
  7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Chemical Engineering, M.S.

Program Educational Objectives

The graduate Chemical Engineering program at Miami University is focused on extending the student's undergraduate training by emphasizing focus in transport phenomena, engineering analysis, and laboratory experience. Students have the opportunity to develop breadth in the areas of biomedical, environmental, and paper engineering. Based on the needs of our constituents, we expect our graduates to attain the following within a few years of graduation:

  • the strong technical knowledge, skills and expertise of chemical engineering required to provide practical and economically viable solutions in their chosen profession.
  • the ability to perform research and development work to further advance the knowledge base.
  • the organizational, leadership, and general communication skills to successfully lead interdisciplinary teams.
  • higher-level cognitive skills and critical thinking to analyze complex problems and develop robust solutions.
  • professional development through lifelong learning, and successful adaptation to the ever changing societal environment and evolving technologies within their chosen profession.
  • sound ethical judgment in decision making, leadership roles, and matters of health, safety and serving the needs of society.

Student Outcomes

Demonstrate an ability to:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles to engineering, science and mathematics;
  2. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  3. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions;
  4. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  5. Through either a thesis or research project or industrial practicum, demonstrate the ability to define a problem, perform background research, identify a project or research methodology to address the problem, and contribute towards solutions or further understanding of the problem.