Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes

Program Objectives for Biosystems
  • Graduates identify and solve engineering problems such as those associated with the environment and natural resources, and the production, processing, storage, manufacture, utilization and recycling of biological products;
  • Graduates develop and implement solutions to current and future challenges that combine engineering and biological sciences;
  • Graduates develop and implement sustainable, safe and practical design solutions to domestic and international challenges; and
  • Graduates use their biosystems engineering training to provide leadership in professional, societal and global issues; communicate technical issues effectively; practice in a professional and ethical manner; and transition to other professional careers such as medicine, law, business and management.

The Biosystems Engineering degree program promotes the competencies and abilities, within the context defined by the Biosystems Engineering program objectives, that allow students to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data;
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs;
  • Function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibility;
  • Communicate effectively;
  • Gain a broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context;
  • Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  • Gain knowledge of contemporary issues; and
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2016