Accreditation

Accreditation

Michigan Tech’s ABET-accredited Engineering Degree Programs

The following undergraduate engineering degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

  1. Biomedical Engineering - BS
  2. Chemical Engineering - BS
  3. Computer Engineering - BS
  4. Civil Engineering - BS
  5. Environmental Engineering - BS
  6. Electrical Engineering - BS
  7. Geological Engineering - BS
  8. Materials Science and Engineering - BS
  9. Mechanical Engineering - BS
  10. Bachelor of Science in Engineering – BS

ABET Accreditation

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 United States, ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 75 years.

ABET accredits over 3,100 programs at more than 660 colleges and universities worldwide. Over 2,000 dedicated volunteers participate annually in ABET evaluation activities.

ABET is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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.