Accreditation

WHY DOES ACCREDITATION MATTER?

Accreditation provides assurance that a collegiate program meets the quality standards necessary to produce graduates who are ready to enter their professions in the global workforce. 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 accreditation is voluntary. The organization currently accredits 4,144 programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology programs at 812 colleges and universities in 32 countries worldwide. More than 100,000 students graduate from ABET-accredited programs each year and millions of graduates have received degrees from ABET-accredited programs since 1932. Graduates of ABET-accredited programs 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.

ACCREDITED PROGRAMS

The following programs at UTA are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET:

The program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Architectural Engineering Program is awaiting final accreditation approval from ABET. The Civil Engineering Department will seek accreditation of the Construction Management Program by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET and the American Council for Construction Education (acce-hq.org).

Undergraduate Degrees Granted by Academic Year

Major 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Aerospace Engineering 50 38 44 41 64
Architectural Engineering (Added 2015) 3 4
Biomedical Engineering 14 26 28 54
Civil Engineering 73 67 81 77 95
Computer Engineering 21 25 33 19 36
Computer Science 39 57 73 102 127
Construction Management (Added 2017) 6
Electrical Engineering 67 68 62 66 62
Industrial Engineering 27 48 48 38 41
Mechanical Engineering 112 106 118 117 128
Software Engineering 25 32 27 35 23
Total 414 455 512 526 640

Enrollments by Academic Year

Major 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Aerospace Engineering 343 366 407 415 451
Architectural Engineering (Added 2015) 17 49 55 103
Biomedical Engineering 129 200 238 225 310
Civil Engineering 390 430 456 461 508
Computer Engineering 271 289 314 299 294
Computer Science 423 452 590 675 857
Construction Management (Added 2017) 51 128
Electrical Engineering 387 370 388 396 410
Industrial Engineering 169 185 165 160 130
Mechanical Engineering 810 837 823 773 864
Software Engineering 171 189 199 199 211
Total 3357 3654 3979 4195 4651