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.

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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 Civil Engineering Department is awaiting final 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 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Aerospace Engineering 407 415 451 544 594
Architectural Engineering 49 55 103 124 162
Biomedical Engineering 238 225 310 338 345
Civil Engineering 456 461 508 519 539
Computer Engineering 314 299 294 322 290
Computer Science 590 675 857 1053 1142
Construction Management (Added 2017) 51 128 206 275
Electrical Engineering 388 396 410 451 438
Industrial Engineering 165 160 130 145 171
Mechanical Engineering 823 773 864 999 955
Software Engineering 199 199 211 271 308
Total 3979 4195 4651 4686 5219