Engineering accreditation: Assessing and documenting students competencies in their respected disciplines

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Abstract

In general, the accreditation is a process intended to ensure that degree programs in engineering fields are consistent with regards to quality standards and requirements set by their respective professional organizations. Initialed in 1932, as the Engineers' Council for Professional Development (ECPD) and then in 1980 renamed as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), Inc. is a coalition of over thirty five professional societies and organizations with over two thousands volunteers conducting program reviews. Over the past two decades, many academic institutions outside the United States had prepared and have gone through the accreditation process and more are joining annually. This paper presents the process and its challenges as well as the experience gained by an American university branch campus in in the Middle East. The paper also presents the benefits of accreditation in attracting more academic well-trained students to engineering programs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2018
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages854-856
Number of pages3
Volume2018-March
ISBN (Print)9781532359446
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2018 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 6 Mar 20188 Mar 2018

Other

Other8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2018
CountryIndonesia
CityBandung
Period6/3/188/3/18

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Keywords

  • ABET
  • Accreditation
  • Assessment
  • Continuous improvement
  • Engineering curriculum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Retnanto, A., Parsaei, H., & Parsaei, B. (2018). Engineering accreditation: Assessing and documenting students competencies in their respected disciplines. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2018 (Vol. 2018-March, pp. 854-856). IEOM Society.