ABET Biological Engineering Accreditation


The University of Missouri program in Biological Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.  The University of Missouri program in Biomedical Engineering is not accredited, but the University is pursuing a path that may lead to accreditation in the future.

Biological Engineering Program Educational Objectives:

The undergraduate program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Engineering (BE), producing graduates who will, within 3-5 years:

  • Show proficiency in quantitative analysis, engineering design and development
  • Interact effectively with life science, regulatory, and other professionals
  • Leverage principles of biological and engineering sciences for the design and development of innovative systems, including interactions between living and non-living systems
  • Demonstrate leadership and professionalism as they continually add value to their chosen field of endeavor and to society
  • Adopt and integrate rapidly evolving new developments in life sciences and engineering through continuing education and/or advanced study in engineering, medicine or other fields

Biological Student Outcomes:

Students from the Biological program will attain (by the time of graduation):

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering programs by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply both analysis and synthesis in the engineering design process, resulting in designs that meet desired needs
  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
  8. An ability to integrate engineering and biological sciences for the modeling and development of systems and processes to realize improvements in health, bio-resource use, environmental protection, and/or other fields

BE Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Academic Year Enrollment Awarded Degrees
2016-2017 212 72
2015-2016 222 82
2014-2015 284 65
2013-2014 310 43
2012-2013 269 47

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