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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.
  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.
  3. Communicate: Graduates will be effective written and verbal communicators, and productive team members.
  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.
  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.

Biological Engineering Student Outcomes

Students will have:

  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 data for the Department of Biological Engineering.
Degree level — Degree Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Bachelors — B.S. 61 61 55 66 79
Masters — M.Engr. & M.S. 6 7 8 6 7
Doctorate — Ph.D. 5 5 5 6 6
Degrees awarded by the Department of Biological Engineering.
Degree level 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Bachelors 16 6 15 8 12
Masters 4 1 2 6 1
Doctoral 0 1 1 1 2

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

Phone: 208-885-6182

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