The UTM Bachelor of Science degree program of engineering earned their re-accreditation through the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of colleges in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.
ABET accreditation guarantees the engineering program meets the global standard of preparedness for students who graduate from UTM with an engineering degree and states they are prepared to enter workplaces to help create innovative advances to further technology.
“This re-accreditation is a testament to our excellent program in engineering and the dedication of our engineering faculty to our students. We appreciate the outstanding institutional support we have received during this process,” said Dr. Jennifer Greenwood, Interim Dean of the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences.
UTM has received ABET accreditation every year since 1997 and is one of over 2,500 programs accredited in the U.S.
The UTM engineering program offers focuses in civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical and manufacturing engineering. There are approximately 230 students enrolled in the engineering program currently who are benefitting from the accreditation.
“Meeting the ABET requirements assures current and future students that the program is recognized by external evaluators as having all the ingredients necessary to provide a quality engineering education,” said Dr. Robert LeMaster, professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Engineering.
ABET’s standard programming ensures that students who graduate from the engineering program have skill sets for entry into their workforce and education.
ABET Accreditation is a nonprofit, non-governmental accrediting agency for programs in applied sciences and technology. ABET is recognized as an accreditor by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
For more information about the UTM engineering department and the ABET Accreditation, visit www.utm.edu/departments/engineering/ or www.abet.org.