Two engineering technology programs receive ABET accreditation

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The University’s bachelor’s degree programs in Engineering Technology and Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology now have the added distinction of being accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, becoming the first ABET-accredited, http://www.abet.org, programs at BGSU.

ABET is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization of technical professionals that accredits higher education programs in engineering and engineering technology, applied science, and computing. It is recognized as the worldwide leader in quality assurance for programs in those disciplines.

“It is expected that this accreditation will enable the first step in the journey toward an engineering career for many graduates,” said Dr. Venu Dasigi, interim dean of the College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering.

"As somebody involved in the accreditation process for programs at other universities across the country and abroad, I can say that the accreditation criteria not only focus on ensuring high quality of our programs today, but are designed to ensure that we routinely assess and continuously improve our programs on an ongoing basis into the future, as well,” Dasigi said. “The faculty and staff are proud to serve our students, our graduates, and the industry through our high quality programs, reflected by this recent ABET accreditation."

ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities, institutional support, advising, student outcomes and continuous improvement, and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia and government who have expertise in the ABET disciplines.