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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 at Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering program criteria. ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.  

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Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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
  • Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives of safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions 
  • Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Program Educational Objectives

  • Participate as a technical contributor and member of a design, research, development and/or clinical practice team
  • Communicate effectively with individuals and diverse teams
  • Possess knowledge of mathematics, science, technology, and design related to the biomedical engineering field
  • Pursue professional or graduate degrees or employment in the biomedical engineering industry
  • Understand the legal, ethical, economic, regulatory and cultural requirements of medical device design and/or biomedical engineering research
  • Define, solve and implement solutions to a problem
  • Show progress in developing leadership skills
  • Engage in life-long 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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