The Automotive Engineering Technology program is proud to be recognized for the quality of its achievements through the recent receipt of accreditation by ETAC-ABET. The following information has been supplied by ABET*, with our thanks:
What Is ABET Accreditation?
ABET accreditation is assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. For example, an accredited engineering program must meet the quality standards set by the engineering profession. An accredited computer science program must meet the quality standards set by the computing profession.
ABET accredits postsecondary degree-granting programs housed within regionally accredited institutions. ABET accredits programs only, not degrees, departments, colleges, or institutions.
Who Sets the ABET Quality Standards?
The quality standards programs must meet to be ABET-accredited are set by the ABET professions themselves. This is made possible by the collaborative efforts of many different professional and technical societies. These societies and their members work together through ABET to develop the standards, and they provide the professionals who evaluate the programs to make sure they meet those standards.
Why Is ABET Accreditation Important
- Accreditation helps students and their parents choose quality college programs.
- Accreditation enables employers to recruit graduates they know are well-prepared.
- Accreditation is used by registration, licensure, and certification boards to screen applicants.
- Accreditation gives colleges and universities a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve the quality of their programs.
Students successfully completing ETAC-ABET accredited programs are expected to perform to the following levels:
ABET Student Outcomes
For baccalaureate degree programs, these student outcomes must include, but are not limited to, the following learned capabilities:
- 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;
- an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- 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;
- an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
- an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams;
Automotive Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives
1. Employment in a discipline appropriate to the B.S. AET degree.
2. Achieve recognition as a valued employee through varied forms of promotion or merit.
3. Membership in professional organizations.
4. Ability and desire to continue education through varied means including advanced degrees.
The Bachelor of Science in Automotive Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Automotive Engineering Technology.