Accreditation Board for Engineers and Technology (ABET)

The Penn State Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Our Mission

Our mission is to continually integrate engineering science with the fundamental principles of math, biology, healthcare, and design.

In addition, we aim to offer our students a wide range of opportunities to explore research, design, industry employment, and international experiences while completing the bachelor of science degree.

Program Educational Objectives

Consistent with the mission of Penn State and the College of Engineering, the bachelor of science program in biomedical engineering aims to create world-class engineers who will contribute to social and economic development through the application of engineering.

Within three to five years after graduation, we expect our graduates to be:

  • Employed in industry and government positions which include but are not limited to: research and development, regulation, manufacturing, quality assurance and sales and marketing
  • Enrolled in graduate school, continuing education, or other professional development programs related to biomedical sciences and engineering
  • Enrolled in medical school, dental school, or other health-related professional training programs.

Program Outcomes (Student Outcomes)

Upon graduation from the biomedical engineering program, students will have:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of advanced mathematics, (including differential equations and statistics), science, and engineering to solve problems at the interface of engineering and biology
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data from living and non-living systems
  • 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
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • An understanding of physics, chemistry, and of physiology at molecular, cellular and organ levels
  • An ability to address problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems
Contact Us


The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614