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The Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering is committed to delivering the highest quality educational experience possible, preparing students to face every challenge and leverage each opportunity in their chosen area of expertise.


Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Accreditation

In addition to partnering with industry leaders to shape the future of biomedical engineering, the biomedical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, setting the global standard for undergraduate programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

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Upon graduation from the Biomedical Engineering program, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to solve problems encountered in the field
  • Design and conduct experiments
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Design a system component or process to meet desired needs with realistic constraints
  • Function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibility
  • Convey technical information in written and oral form to technical and nontechnical persons
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions on people, cultures and environments
  • Recognize the need for and ability to engage in lifelong learning
  • Apply knowledge of contemporary issues
  • Use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

While not specified as a student outcome, the program will also assess students' fulfillment of the following biomedical engineering program criteria:

  • An understanding of biology and physiology
  • An ability to apply mathematics, science and engineering to problems at the interface of engineering and biology
  • An ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems, addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems

Within a few years of receiving your undergraduate degree from the biomedical engineering program, students will be expected to:

  • Participate as a technical contributor and member of a design and/or development team
  • Communicate effectively with individuals and teams with a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Pursue a professional or graduate degree or employment in the biomedical industry
  • Understand the legal, ethical, economic, regulatory and social requirements of medical device design and biomedical engineering research
  • Define, solve and implement solutions to a problem
  • Progress in developing leadership skills
  • Engage in lifelong learning.



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Higher Learning Commission Accreditation

Both Marquette and MCW have received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association in Chicago for graduate-level studies leading to master’s and Ph.D. degrees. 

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