Program Educational Objectives for Biological Engineering
Our educational objectives are published in the College of Engineering Catalog 2010-2011. They are also found on the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department website at http://www.ecn.purdue.edu/ABE/ The College Catalog is updated every two years, and the web page is continuously updated.
The educational objectives of the Biological Engineering program are to produce graduates who:
- effectively practice Biological and Food Process Engineering for the design and operation of systems for processing of biological materials to develop products for the food, pharmaceutical and biochemical industries.
- have demonstrated proficiency in fundamental engineering skills and technical knowledge as well as professional and personal skills appropriate for their profession.
- are prepared for future challenges and opportunities in the areas of food, pharmaceutical and biochemical engineering through the discovery and application of knowledge.
- learn and develop as individuals, contribute to the profession and global society, and attain maximum potential through life-long learning.
To achieve the program educational objectives, the Department will:
- recruit, support, and retain competent faculty and staff; and
- provide facilities and equipment to create an atmosphere conducive to learning and discovery and application of knowledge.
Biological Engineering Student Outcomes
Graduates of this program will demonstrate:
- 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 communite 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.