ABET is a nonprofit, nongovernmental agency that accredits programs in natural and applied sciences, computing, engineering, and engineering technologies.
This accreditation is considered worldwide as the most recognized in the field of engineering and guarantees that the studies fully comply with the requirements of the respective professions.
The ABET accreditation of a university program guarantees that it meets the quality standards of the profession for which it qualifies graduates
- Helps students choose university programs with quality assurance.
- It allows employers to hire graduates who are well prepared for the practice of a specific profession.
- It is used in some countries as a reference and endorsement for professional registration, regulation of professional licenses and selection of candidates in certification committees.
- It provides universities with a structured mechanism to evaluate and improve the quality of their programs.
UPV degrees with ABET accreditation
- Improve the quality and transparency of educational programs.
- Improve student employment opportunities.
- Facilitate mutual recognition of qualifications between different countries.
- Directly involve faculty and staff in the processes of self-evaluation and continuous quality improvement.
A widely recognized accreditation
ABET accredits programs, not institutions, it is a voluntary accreditation, and to date, 4,564 programs at 895 institutions in 40 countries have received ABET accreditation. More than 175,000 students graduate from ABET-accredited programs each year, and millions of graduates have received degrees from ABET-accredited programs since 1932.
The ABET accreditation process is carried out in four accreditation commissions. Each commission sets accreditation standards for specific program areas. The commission in charge of engineering degree and master’s programs is the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC Engineering Accreditation Commission).