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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in biological engineering at the University of Idaho is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Learn and Integrate: Graduates will be proficient engineering problem solvers capable of identifying, formulating, and solving engineering problems by applying their knowledge of mathematics, engineering, and appropriate biological, chemical, natural resources and/or agricultural topics. (a)(e)
  2. Think and Create: Graduates will be effective engineers who can apply their skills to design systems, components, and processes to solve engineering problems for an ever-changing world.(b)(c)(k)
  3. Communicate: Graduates will be effective written and verbal communicators, and productive team members.(d)(g)
  4. Clarify Purpose and Perspective: Graduates will have a strong professional identity with a keen awareness of their professional and ethical responsibility, and practice lifelong learning.(f)(i)
  5. Practice Citizenship: Graduates will design for advancement and sustainability of their local, national and global communities protecting human health and safety, and practicing environmental stewardship. (h)(j)

Biological Engineering Educational Outcomes

The educational outcomes for the U of I Biological Engineering program are listed below. These outcomes define characteristics that we expect to see in our graduates when they leave our program. The list is composed of the a-k outcomes expected of all ABET-accredited engineering programs. These outcomes are assessed at various times in the required courses in our curriculum.

  1. Students will have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to solve problems.
  2. Students will have the ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. Students will have the ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs.
  4. Students will have the ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. Students will have the ability to identify, formulate & solve engineering problems.
  6. Students will have the ability to understand professional & ethical responsibility.
  7. Students will have the ability to communicate effectively.
  8. Students will have a broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  9. Students will have a recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. Students will have a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. Students will have an ability to use the techniques, skills & modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Enrollment data for the Department of Biological Engineering AY 2012-2015.
Degree level Degree Spring 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Bachelors B.S. 9 8 2 1 0 0 0
Masters M.Engr.
0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Degrees awarded by the Department of Biological Engineering AY 2005-2015.
Degree level 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Bachelors 66 77 68 79 76 67 61 66 77 68
Masters 6 8 9 9 8 7 7 6 8 9

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Biological Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 0904
Moscow, ID 83844-0904

Phone: 208-885-6182

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