Department of Bioengineering Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Bioengineering in the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh is to:
- provide a high-quality engineering education to both undergraduate and graduate students; and
- be a leader in research specific areas encompassed by bioengineering.
Undergraduate Program Objective
The objective of the Undergraduate Bioengineering Program is to prepare students to meet their post-graduate goal of:
- an industrial career in bioengineering or related field;
- graduate school (MS and PhD programs related to bioengineering); or
- professional school (e.g. Medical, Dental, Health-Related, Business, Law).
To achieve the objective, students will be:
- provided with a broad knowledge of the technical and social principles of bioengineering as well as a focused education in one track area within bioengineering; and
- prepared through educational experiences beyond the classroom that deepen their understanding of the technical and non-technical issues in bioengineering process and design.
Bachelor of Science graduates from the Bioengineering Undergraduate Program will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts and will have demonstrated:
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 an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Program Enrollment and Graduation
The BS in Bioengineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET – Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.