Within 3-5 years after graduating, our students are:

  1. Actively engaged in and making contributions to post-graduate opportunities, whether they are entry-level biomedical engineering positions, graduate study in engineering, medicine, or other professional degree programs, using the skills and knowledge gained from rigorous instruction in the engineering sciences and biology, with a complementary emphasis on laboratory and design experience.
  2. Applying critical thinking, curiosity, teamwork, communication, and other non-technical skills, acquired through a program of related technical electives that deepens understanding in a particular subject, to a variety of careers.


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].