Accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org) Assures Quality.
In the United States, accreditation is a non-governmental, peer-review process that assures the quality of the postsecondary education students receive. Educational institutions or programs volunteer to undergo this review periodically to determine if certain criteria are being met.
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Mission
ABET serves the public globally through the promotion and advancement of education in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET:
- Accredits educational programs.
- Promotes quality and innovation in education.
- Consults and assists in the development and advancement of education worldwide.
- Communicates and collaborates with its constituents and the public.
- Anticipates and prepares for the changing educational environment and the future needs of its constituents.
- Manages its operations and resources in an effective and fiscally responsible manner.
The University of Utah’s Mechanical Engineering program has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET since 1936. We are committed to ensuring our students receive a stellar education. This means that we undergo periodic review and accreditation to guarantee that we meet quality standards set by the mechanical engineering professional leaders. The result is that we provide lasting benefits to students, employers, the university, industry, and society as a whole. It also means that we:
- Have received international recognition for our quality programs;
- Promote “best practices” in education;
- Base our program on “learning outcomes” rather than “teaching outputs;”
- Increase and enhance employment opportunities for our students compared to non-accredited programs.
Being accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET is voluntary, but we choose to go through this rigorous process to provide the best education possible to our students. The benefits are countless, but a few of them include peer-review, recognition of our commitment to quality, and insights from professional reviewers of how to improve our program even further.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering
111 Market Pl., Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 625-2238 (Fax)