ABET Accreditation

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Melbourne, FL 32901

09/21/2016

For Immediate Release

Melbourne, Florida, USA—Florida Institute of Technology's Bachelor's degree program in Biomedical Engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance.

Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities, and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia, and government, with expertise in the ABET disciplines.

ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). It currently accredits almost 3,500 programs at nearly 700 colleges and universities in 28 countries.

More information about ABET, its member societies, and the accreditation criteria used to evaluate programs can be found at www.abet.org.

For more information about Florida Institute of Technology's Bachelor's degree program in Biomedical Engineering, visit http://coe.fit.edu/biomedical-engineering/.

 


 

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Program Objectives

The Biomedical Engineering Program Educational Objectives are that a few years after graduation, Alumni of the Biomedical Engineering Department will demonstrate that they can:

  1. function in a technically competent manner to address challenges in biomedical engineering;
  2. use their broad-based interdisciplinary education and effective communication skills to advance in their profession;
  3. successfully advance in biomedical engineering, or entry to graduate professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, or business;
  4. be engaged in the design of biomedical products, processes, and systems within the context of ethical, societal, economic, and environmental factors.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes for the B.S. in Biomedical Engineering program at Florida Tech are:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.