To educate students in the field of biological engineering and agricultural technology so as to prepare them for careers in environmental, agricultural, and biomedical engineering in which they will become leaders in industry, the profession, and the community; to conduct quality research by applying engineering principles to solve problems of agricultural and biological systems; and to spread the knowledge of applied agricultural and biological engineering research to the people of the state and the nation.
The Educational Objectives of the Biological Engineering program are as follow. Graduates should:
1. Be actively involved in engineering design and/or experimental
design and have communicated technical information through peer-reviewed
journals, presentations or teaching.
2. Participate in professional development through the attainment of
a graduate/professional degree, professional licensure or participation
in short courses or seminars relevant to their field of work.
3. Work successfully as part of a team and function as a responsible
4. Become leaders in their profession or through volunteer/community
Note: the mission statement was established in 1997 and modified in 1998. The educational objectives were added in 2012.
- To educate students in the academic discipline of Biological Engineering so that they can formulate and solve engineering problems involving biological systems.
- To ensure that students develop effective written and oral communication skills.
- To instruct students in the latest computer-based technology in engineering.
- To develop the studentsí ability to work individually and in teams to complete engineering design projects.
- To prepare students for employment in engineering jobs or for study in graduate and professional schools and for continual professional development.
Note: the educational objectives are listed in the university bulletin. The BE Objectives were established in 1998 and were revised on May 8, 2002.
- To provide Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business students with a comprehensive engineering technology, business, and management education that prepares then for continuing professional growth.
- To foster a didactic and experiential learning environment that utilizes and incorporates the latest technological advances.
- To enhance the general curricular framework through emphasis options that are applicable to current technological and business requirements in agriculture and related areas. The six emphasis options presently supported include: aquacultural systems, enterprise management, land surveying, gin management, natural resources management, and precision agriculture.
Note: the AETB educational objectives were established in 2001. The AETB Objectives were revised on March 2002.
- To provide an environment in which students can focus their skills and knowledge in an interdisciplinary manner to address research problems in biomedical engineering.
- To expose students to a clinical aspect of biomedical engineering by interacting with professionals in medical and veterinary sciences.
- To build on students' undergraduate experience to provide them with an in-depth understanding of engineering principles, mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics as applied to biomedical engineering problems.
- To expose students to educational and research opportunities that prepare them be leaders in biomedical engineering in industry and academia.
- To encourage students from Mississippi and other places to fully appreciate the importance of graduate studies in biomedical engineering, with a special emphasis on encouraging women and minorities to pursue graduate degrees.
Note: the Biomedical Engineering educational objectives were established in 2001 with the creation of the new graduate degree program.