Undergraduate Accreditation

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BS in Biomedical Engineering Program Details

We recognize that our graduates will choose to use the knowledge and skills that they have acquired during their undergraduate years to pursue a wide variety of career and life goals, and we encourage this diversity of paths. Whatever path graduates choose, be it a job, postgraduate education, or volunteer service, be it in engineering or another field, we have for our graduates the following objectives; that they will:

  1. exhibit strong skills in problem solving, leadership, teamwork, and communication;
  2. use these skills to contribute to their communities;
  3. make thoughtful, well-informed career choices; and
  4. demonstrate a continuing commitment to and interest in their own and others’ education.

The undergraduate program undergraduate educational objectives are reviewed by the Biomedical Engineering faculty at least once annually, and approved by the Faculty Committee.

Upon graduation we expect that each Biomedical Engineering student will demonstrate:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to 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. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Enrollment, Fall 2018

Undergraduates in BME: 601


Degrees conferred, 2017-2018

Bachelor of Science in BME: 112

Our department’s biomedical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/. The last visit occurred in 2012 and takes place every six years.

You can verify our ABET accreditation by visiting:


  1. Institution: Select “Wisconsin-Madison, University of.”
  2. Program Area: Select “Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.”
  3. Click the “Search” button.