The Software Engineering undergraduate degree program will request an evaluation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET once the degree program yields a cohort of graduates.
Accreditation by ABET is an assurance that the program meets the quality standards of the profession for which it prepares graduates. These standards include objectives and outcomes defined by the faculty with input from the department and program’s industrial advisory boards and from alumni.
ABET accredits college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. ABET accreditation is the culmination of continuous self-assessment and improvement, and assures that ABET-accredited programs meet the needs of students and their chosen professions while preparing graduates to enter the professional world.
Accreditation criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected worldwide because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision and safety are of the utmost importance.
ABET has 2,200-plus experts from industry, academia and government who provide quality assurance by serving as program evaluators, commissioners, board members and advisers. ABET is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.