Frequently Asked Questions and Contacts

Future Students

Current Students


  • BME Program Educational Outcomes

    Educational Outcomes for the UVA BME Undergraduate Program

    • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    • 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
    • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
    • 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
    • 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
    • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


    Additional UVA BME-specific program outcomes

    • A demonstrated motivation toward free inquiry and creative technical expression
    • An ability to apply statistics to solve problems at the interface of biology and engineering
    • An ability to apply differential equations to solve problems at the interface of biology and engineering
  • BME Program Educational Objectives

    The Program Educational Objectives for the Undergraduate Program in BME reflect not only the breadth and biological skills expected of this discipline, but the principles of free inquiry, ethical conduct, creativity, and continuous personal growth.

    BME Program Educational Objectives

    • Graduates draw upon their biomedical engineering foundations to perform experimental measurement, quantitative analysis, and engineering design.
    • Graduates use tools and methods at the current state-of-the-art in biomedical engineering.
    • Graduates apply problem solving abilities and multidisciplinary perspectives to understand and advance scientific discoveries and technological innovations.
    • Graduates act to improve global and human health.
    • Graduates exhibit intellectual curiosity, creativity, leadership and continuous personal growth.

BME Undergraduate Contacts

Licensure Disclosure

As a member of the State Authorizations Reciprocity Agreement, the University of Virginia (UVA) is authorized to provide curriculum in a distance learning environment to students located in all states in the United States except for California. (34 CFR 668.43(a)(6)& 34 CFR 668.72(n)).

Upon completion of an engineering degree program which prepares graduates for licensure or certification, graduates may be eligible for initial professional licensure in another U.S. state by applying to the licensing board or agency in that state. Please visit the University’s state authorization web pages to make an informed decision regarding which states’ educational requirements for initial licensure are met by this program. (668.43(a)(5) (v)(A) - (C))

Enrolled students who change their current (or mailing) address to a state other than Virginia should update this information immediately in the Student Information System as it may impact their ability to complete internship, practicum, or clinical hours, use Title IV funds, or meet licensure or certification requirements in the new state. (34 CFR 668.402).