ABET Accreditation

Why does accreditation matter?

(From the website: http://www.abet.org)

Accreditation is proof that a collegiate program has met certain standards necessary to produce graduates who are ready to enter their professions. Students who graduate from accredited programs have access to enhanced opportunities in areas such as employment, mobility, and providing a positive impact on society.

ABET is an integral part of each of these areas because it accredits over 3,100 applied science, computing, engineering, and technology programs at more than 660 colleges and universities in 23 countries worldwide. Approximately 85,000 students graduate from ABET-accredited programs each year.

Accreditation is an assurance that the professionals that serve us have a solid educational foundation and are capable of leading the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and in anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

Construction Engineering Technology

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The Construction Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.
Program Educational Objectives

Graduates will demonstrate strong leadership, management, communication, and teamwork skills while applying their acquired knowledge of mathematics, engineering and technology to identify, analyze, and solve problems pertaining to construction projects. These capabilities will be demonstrated as follows:

  1. Students in graduate school
  2. Employment in Construction Industry
  3. Position in Construction Related Engineering Design Firms
  4. Management Position in Construction Industry
  5. Achievement of Professional Designation, i.e., Professional Engineer; LEED AP; Certified professional Contractor
  6. Officer of Professional Association related to Construction Industry
Student Outcomes
  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline. (ABET SO1)
  2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.  (ABET SO2)
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature. (ABET SO3)
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes. (ABET SO4)
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams. (ABET SO5)

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Spring 2019 to Fall 2019 Enrolled: 141, Graduated: 46

Mechanical and Energy Engineering

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The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in mechanical and energy engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (www.abet.org), (415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; 410-347-7700)

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Mechanical & Energy Engineering program are to produce graduates who will:

  • Graduates are successfully employed in mechanical and/or energy engineering positions and other related fields.
  • Graduates engage in lifelong learning demonstrated by advanced education, professional development activities and/or other career-appropriate options.
  • Graduates are prepared to successfully demonstrate technical and leadership competence through ethical conduct, teaming, communication and/or problem-solving skills learned in our program.

Student Outcomes

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Spring 2019 to Fall 2019 Enrolled: 159, Graduated: 153

Enrollment and graduation data on the College of Engineering website
https://engineering.unt.edu/about/accreditation#enrollment

Mechanical Engineering Technology

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The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.
Program Education Objectives
  1. Graduates are expected to perform all functions assigned to a Mechanical Engineering Technologist in the following areas of mechanical engineering practice including mechanical, thermal, and fluid systems design, materials and manufacturing processes,
  2. Graduates are expected to demonstrate an ability to define, formulate, and solve mechanical engineering problems through the application of competent technical and ethical capabilities.
  3. Graduates are expected to exercise communication and teamwork skills, demonstrate an appreciation of local and global social values, and display an understanding of the social, technical, and environmental implications of technology.
  4. Graduates are expected to demonstrate continued professional advancement through life-long learning opportunities, in-service training, and engagement with professional organizations.
Student Outcomes
  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline. (ABET 1)
  2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline. (ABET 2)
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature. (ABET 3)
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes. (ABET 4)
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams. (ABET 5)

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Spring 2019 to Fall 2019 Enrolled: 289, Graduated: 36