Program Educational Objectives (BME)

The following educational objectives set forth by the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa describe the expected accomplishments of our graduates within a few years of graduation:

  • Contribute to the biomedical field through the responsible design of devices, systems, processes, and policies that improve human health.
  • Pursue a wide range of career options, including those in industry, academia, and medicine.
  • Advance to leadership positions in their chosen field.

There are 445 undergraduate engineering students majoring in Biomedical Engineering (Fall 2013).  The most recent 6-year graduation rate for first year students who completed their degree with a major in Biomedical Engineering is 66%.  The 6-year graduation rate for first year Biomedical Engineering Majors, regardless of final major, is 81%.  Most of the attrition occurs between the first and second years.  Approximately 93% of first-year Biomedical Engineering majors return for the 2nd year.