ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS REACCREDITED
N.C. A&T State University’s College of Engineering (COE) announced that eight of its undergraduate degree programs have been reaccredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The ABET accreditation included the COE’s architectural engineering, biological engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, industrial and systems engineering and mechanical engineering programs. North Carolina A&T’s College of Engineering’s oldest undergraduate engineering programs first earned ABET accreditation in 1969.
Dr. Robin Coger, dean of the College of Engineering, acknowledged the sustained efforts of the college faculty and administrators in making this reaccreditation possible.
“This result was achieved through a true team effort due to actions of our constituents within the College, combined with those of our many partners across the greater University. We are all pleased that these eight programs have once again been granted ABET accreditation,” said Coger.
ABET is a nationally recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review process that requires programs to undergo comprehensive, periodic evaluations. The evaluations, conducted by teams of volunteer professionals working in industry, government, academe, and private practice within the ABET disciplines, focus on program curricula, faculty, facilities, institutional support, and other important areas. One of the key elements of ABET accreditation is the requirement that programs continuously improve the quality of education provided. As part of this continuous improvement requirement, programs set specific, measurable goals for their students and graduates, assess their success at reaching those goals, and improve their programs based on the results of their assessment.
For more information about North Carolina A&T State University's College of Engineering degree programs, visit www.coe.ncat.edu.