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Accreditation Information


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ABET Accreditation Information

Rice University's program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering (BSB) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

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

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 program educational objectives 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:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
(g) an ability to communicate effectively;
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues; and
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Annual Enrollment and Degree Data

Enrollments and degrees awarded for degree programs in Rice's George R. Brown School of Engineering are available at: https://engineering.rice.edu/about/enrollment-degrees-awarded.