Upon graduation, our students are:

  • Prepared for professional practice in entry-level biomedical engineering positions or to pursue graduate study in engineering, medicine, and other professional degree programs through rigorous instruction in the engineering sciences and biology, including laboratory and design experience.
  • Prepared for a variety of careers resulting from the opportunity to deepen their technical understanding in a particular subject via a program of related technical electives and from the development of teamwork, communication, and other non-technical skills.


Graduates of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan will have been exposed to or will have gained:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to biomedical engineering problems [ABET: 3a].
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data [ABET: 3b].
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints. [ABET: 3c].
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams [ABET: 3d].
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems [ABET: 3e].
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility [ABET: 3f].
  7. An ability to communicate effectively[ABET: 3g].
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context [ABET: 3h].
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning [ABET: 3i].
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues [ABET: 3j].
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice [ABET: 3k].
  12. An ability to apply principles of engineering, biology, human physiology, chemistry, calculus-based physics, mathematics (through differential equations) and statistics [Program: 1].
  13. An ability to solve bio/biomedical engineering problems, including those associated with the interaction between living and non-living systems [Program: 2].
  14. An ability to analyze, model, design, and realize bio/biomedical engineering devices, systems, components, or processes [Program: 3].
  15. An ability to make measurements on and interpreting data from living systems [Program: 4].