The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) program is designed to provide a strong foundation in: 1) general education, 2) mathematics and basic sciences, and 3) fundamental engineering subjects, together with: 4) the flexibility to develop specializations different from our B.S.E.C.E. and B.S.M.E. degree programs. This can be achieved by the student's selection of the Biomedical option or one of the several tracks in the Flexible option of the B.S.E. program, described more fully below.
Engineering (B.S.E.) Options
To the general B.S.E. foundation noted above, the Biomedical option adds additional courses in the biomedical sciences and biomedical engineering subjects that provide the student an opportunity to develop a strong background for engineering careers related to the field of biomedical engineering.
Or, on this same general B.S.E. foundation, the Flexible option provides the opportunity for the student to develop a Statement of Purpose that defines his or her own career goals and desired specialization. Then, subject to some specified curricular distribution requirements, the student selects one of several prescribed sets of engineering specialization courses, some additional engineering electives, and several courses (within engineering or another curricular field such as business, pre-law, science, etc.) that supports the student's Statement of Purpose. With approval, this plan then becomes the degree plan for the student.
Additional details of the B.S.E. program and curricula are presented in the Baylor University undergraduate catalog.
BSE Program Educational Objectives
Within a few years of graduation, Baylor B.S.E. graduates will:
- Establish themselves as a competent, successful, and responsible member within their chosen career profession, as evidenced by such indicators as promotions, raises, recognition, and increased responsibilities,
- Or engage in post-baccalaureate study as demonstrated by earning or making progress toward an advanced degree.
BSE Expected Graduate Outcomes
In support of the program objectives, graduates of the program must demonstrate that they have:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
- an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.