Our department's program in mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The undergraduate program in mechanical engineering has a long history of educational policy development and continuous improvement of the undergraduate learning experience. The Educational Objectives for our graduates and the Student Outcomes for our curriculum have been periodically evaluated through ABET, a non-governmental, peer-review process that ensures educational programs meet established standards of quality.
In order to maintain accreditation status, engineering programs regularly assess and revise their Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes. The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program has always been accredited, and our current Educational Objectives were adopted by the department in 2006 and reaffirmed in 2010 as appropriate for our educational mission. The current Student Outcomes were adopted by the Department in 2010.
Accreditation helps students and their parents choose quality college programs. It enables employers to recruit graduates they know are well-prepared and graduate admissions committees to identify students who come from strong undergraduate programs. Professional registration, licensure, and certification boards use accreditation to screen applicants. Finally, accreditation gives colleges and universities a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve the quality of their programs.