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, with a complementary emphasis on 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 that additionally foster critical thinking, curiosity, 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].