Experience with the first three years of an accelerated dual-degree program in biomedical engineering

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Engineering
Department Bioengineering
Creator Christensen, Douglas A.; Horch, Kenneth W.
Title Experience with the first three years of an accelerated dual-degree program in biomedical engineering
Date 2004
Description Our Department of Bioengineering has instituted a pilot program aimed at helping a select group of highly qualified students obtain both bachelor's and master's degrees in an accelerated timeframe-approximately four years from the beginning of their university studies. A key element of this program is the introduction of the students to research in their second year of studies via a directed and closely supervised cohort mechanism. These students also come to the university with substantial AP credit and spend two summers fulfilling some general education requirements of the university. Our first three years with the program have shown positive results, with most students on track in both academics and research. There have been some challenges, however, with regard to tight scheduling, leaves for religious missions, and continued student stipend funding.
Type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Volume 26
First Page 5149
Last Page 5151
DOI 10.1109/IEMBS.2004.1404433
Subject Accelerated; Dual-degrees; Education
Subject LCSH Biomedical engineering -- Study and teaching
Language eng
Conference Title 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society; 1-5 Sept. 2004; San Francisco, CA, USA
Bibliographic Citation Christensen, D. A., & Horch, K . W. (2004). Experience with the first three years of an accelerated dual-degree program in biomedical engineering. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology , 26 VII, 5149-51.
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Date Modified 2012-12-03
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