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 4,564 programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology programs at 895 colleges and universities in 41 countries worldwide. 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. 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 and the program in Construction Management Program by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The new undergraduate program in Resource and Energy Engineering will seek ABET accreditation as soon as it is eligible to do so.

Undergraduate Degrees Granted by Academic Year

Major 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Aerospace Engineering 38 44 41 64 75 62 41
Architectural Engineering (Added 2015) 3 4 9 27 21
Biomedical Engineering 14 26 28 54 59 61 54
Civil Engineering 67 81 77 95 107 104 100
Computer Engineering 25 33 19 36 45 38 27
Computer Science 57 73 102 127 154 192 214
Construction Management (Added 2017) 6 25 55 74
Electrical Engineering 68 62 66 62 89 86 55
Industrial Engineering 48 48 38 41 24 34 27
Mechanical Engineering 106 118 117 128 149 157 133
Software Engineering 32 27 35 23 51 53 65
Total 455 512 526 640 787 869 811

Undergraduate Enrollments by Academic Year

Major 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24
Aerospace Engineering 415 451 544 594 550 584 612
Architectural Engineering 55 103 124 162 167 176 175
Biomedical Engineering 225 310 338 345 279 276 263
Civil Engineering 461 508 519 539 575 551 523
Computer Engineering 299 294 322 290 316 342 368
Computer Science 675 857 1053 1142 1169 1341 1541
Construction Management 51 128 206 275 346 393 443
Electrical Engineering 396 410 451 438 399 423 440
Industrial Engineering 160 130 145 171 173 164 165
Mechanical Engineering 773 864 999 955 837 768 835
Software Engineering 199 211 271 308 318 371 431
Total 4195 4651 4686 5219 5129 5389 5971