ABET Accreditation

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The Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program at the University of Delaware is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.  Our program meets the quality standards of the profession by preparing our graduates to enter the field of biomedical engineering.

BME Students in Spencer Lab
Graduates of the program will have:
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
The Biomedical Engineering Program prepares our graduating students for the following professional and career accomplishments:
  1. Professional employment in biomedical industries such as medical devices, imaging, biotechnology, biopharma, and other health and science related fields.
  2. Entry into and completion of advanced studies, including graduate programs in biomedical engineering or related engineering and life sciences, medicine, law, business, or other professional programs.
  3. Making positive and ethical contributions to the biomedical field through technical, educational, civic, global, and/or business services.

BME Enrollment & Graduation Data

Undergraduate Fall Enrollment

Fall 2018


240

Fall 2017


207

Fall 2016


199

Fall 2015


220

Fall 2014


208

Fall 2013


206

Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded

2017-18


53

2016-17


54

2015-16


49

2014-15


49

2013-14


44

2017-18


53

2013-14


44

2016-17


54

2015-16


49

2014-15


49