The program leading to the BS in Bioengineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Bioengineering, Biomedical and Similarly Named Engineering Program Criteria.

Program Educational Objectives for the BSB

ABET Program educational objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation.

The overall goal of Rice's BSB program is to prepare graduates to succeed in professional careers by equipping them with the conceptual and technical expertise sought after by top graduate and medical schools, as well as companies seeking technical skills in bioengineering. Recognizing that graduates may embark on a number of different educational and career paths, the PEOs that graduates are expected to exhibit or achieve with the BSB from Rice University are:

  1. Graduates demonstrate technical and/or professional skills, which may include engineering problem-solving, scientific inquiry, and/or engineering design, to solve challenging problems in bioengineering and related fields.
  2. Graduates are accomplished at communicating and working collaboratively in diverse work environments.
  3. Graduates seeking further education at graduate, medical, or other professional schools find appropriate levels of success in admission to and progression through these programs. Graduates entering professional careers find appropriate career progression and success.

Student Outcomes (Program Learning Outcomes)

Upon completing the requirements for the Rice BSB program, students will demonstrate:

  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.

Annual Enrollment and Degree Data

Enrollments and degrees awarded for degree programs in Rice's George R. Brown School of Engineering can be found on the school website.