As part of the continuous assessment and improvement process associated with accreditation of the Biomedical Engineering Program by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), faculty within the program have undertaken a comprehensive review and revision of the undergraduate curriculum and approved (September 28, 2016) several course changes. These changes, which are based upon input from senior course reviews and exit interviews, include modifications to the sequencing of coursework, course pre- and co-requisites, learning outcomes, and course descriptions.
Specifically for BMEN 427, the pre-requisites have been changed to reflect the connection of this course to new courses that have been added to the curriculum. The pre-requisite BMEN 361 has been replaced by BMEN 363, as BMEN 363 will replace the requirement of BMEN 361 in the new curriculum (please see the proposal for BMEN 363 for additional details). Currently, BMEN 361 is listed as an alternate to this pre-requisite to allow current students, who remain in the prior curriculum, to continue to matriculate through the pre-requisites. The BMEN 361 pre-requisite option will be removed when those students have graduated. In addition, the pre-requisite BMEN 345, Anatomy and Physiology for Biomedical Engineers, has been added. This change was motivated by the need to keep students on the proper progression track within the program and ensure their effective contributions to design groups withn BMEN 427.
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