The Educational Objectives of the Biosystems Engineering B.S. Program at the University of Arizona are to produce graduates:
1. Who are effective engineers within natural resources and biotechnology related industries; and
2. Who have the foundation to perform and lead engineering projects and make significant contributions; or are
3. Enrolled in an advanced engineering or medical or other professional degree program and are successful in those.
The Biosystems Engineering Learning Outcomes are defined as a combination of knowledge and skills that a BE student is expected to attain at the time of graduation. Thus, a B.S. Biosystems Engineering graduate, at the time of graduation:
a) Can apply mathematics, science and engineering principles to solve problems
b) Can design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret data
c) Can design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
d) Can function on multidisciplinary teams
e) Can identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
f) Has an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g) Can communicate effectively
h) Has the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal context
i) Recognize the need for and the ability to engage in lifelong learning
j) Has a knowledge of relevant contemporary issues
k) Can use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practices.