Mason's Bioengineering bachelor's program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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Accreditation Details

Mission of the BS in Bioengineering

The mission of the Bioengineering Department at Mason is to create new knowledge and technology at the interface between engineering and bioscience to improve human health through research and education. To accomplish this mission, the primary goals of the department are:

  • To provide a challenging and rewarding multidisciplinary education to our students;
  • To establish and conduct nationally-recognized research programs in bioengineering;
  • To serve the University as a nexus for opportunities at the interface of engineering and biomedicine; and
  • To foster links with nearby public and private sector laboratories and organizations to collaborate on research and development projects, promote biomedical technology transfer, and establish training and internships for students.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Bioengineering bachelor’s program are expected within 3-5 years of graduation to:

  • Contribute to the development or application of health-related products or processes that are a benefit to society.
  • Continue their formal education by making demonstrable progress toward an advanced degree or professional development milestone.
  • Communicate and perform effectively as members and/or leaders of multidisciplinary teams.

Student Outcomes

By the time of graduation, students will have demonstrated the following:

1.  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2.  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

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.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Current Enrollment (Fall 2019): 209

Class Level Fall 2023 Fall 2022 Fall 2021 Fall 2020   Fall 2019 Fall 2018
Freshman 51 67 70 59 54 55
Sophomore 51 38 33 29 43 41
Junior 36 48 29 50 50 38
Senior 77 66 86 84 62 62
Total UG 215 219 218 222 209 196
Master's 25 14 16 9 7 0
PhD 24 28 24 23 20 17
Total students 264 261 258 254 236 213

Degrees Awarded (Annual data based on Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters)

Degree 2021-2022 2020-2021 2019-2020 2018-2019
BS 42 44 38 46
MS 8 6 1  
PhD 3 1 3  
Total 53 51 42 46

Licensure Disclosure

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