Proud to Be an ABET Accredited Program

ABET accreditation is a significant achievement. We have worked hard to ensure that our program meets the quality standards set by the profession. And, because it requires comprehensive, periodic evaluations, ABET accreditation demonstrates our continuing commitment to the quality of our program – both now and in the future.

Our accreditation is important to the constituents we serve. It means that:
  • Our students are ready to practice as soon as they graduate.
  • Our local employers can count on our program graduates to meet their needs.
  • The parents of our students can be proud of the education their sons and daughters receive and confident that their time and money were well spent.
  • Our state licensure, certification, and registration boards know our graduates are prepared to enter the profession.
  • The postgraduate institutions to which our students apply recognize our program for producing graduates with the skills and attributes required by the profession.
  • Our institution supports our program and provides the resources needed to sustain it.

You Should Be Proud Too!

When you choose an accredited program, you are choosing wisely. Accreditation assures that a program has met quality standards set by the profession. To employers, graduate schools, and licensure, certification, and registration boards, graduation from an accredited program signifies adequate preparation for entry into the profession. In fact, many of these groups require graduation from an accredited program as a minimum qualification.

Be proud to choose an ABET-accredited program. Whether you study applied science, computing, engineering, or technology, ABET accreditation is an important indicator of your program’s commitment to quality and may be a key to your professional future.

What is Accreditation?

ABET accreditation is assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. For example, an accredited engineering program must meet the quality standards set by the engineering profession. An accredited computer science program must meet the quality standards set by the computing profession.

How Are the Quality Standards Set?

The quality standards accreditation requires are set by the ABET professions themselves. This is made possible by the collaborative efforts of many different professional and technical societies. These societies and their members work together through ABET to develop the standards, and they provide the professionals who evaluate the programs to make sure they meet those standards.

Why is Accreditation Important?

  • Accreditation helps students and their parents choose quality college programs.
  • Accreditation enables employers and graduate schools to recruit graduates they know are well-prepared.
  • Accreditation is used by registration, licensure, and certification boards to screen applicants.
  • Accreditation gives colleges and universities a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve the quality of their programs.

Program Educational Objectives

The Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Programs are preparing our graduates for the following career and professional accomplishments:

  1. Engineering problem definition and solution using engineering analysis, experimentation, and creativity based on sound mathematical and scientific principles.
  2. Electrical/computer systems, components, processes design requiring knowledge of the discipline, teamwork, communication skills and an ability to work with a diverse set of constraints.
  3. Productive engineering practice, research or management using technical, hands-on and professional knowledge, skills and initiatives required for success in the public, private or academic sectors.
  4. Continuing education and learning on the job, experiential learning, leading and mentoring others and the ability to apply lessons learned to new situations.

About ABET

ABET, Inc., is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. ABET is a federation of more than 25 professional and technical societies representing these fields. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the U.S., ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 70 years.

ABET accredits some 2,700 programs at more than 550 colleges and universities nationwide. Over 1,500 dedicated volunteers participate annually in ABET activities.

ABET provides leadership internationally through agreements such as the Washington Accord (www.washingtonaccord.org), and offers educational credentials evaluation services to those educated abroad through ECEI (www.ecei.org).

ABET is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

You may visit ABET directly on the web at www.abet.org.