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UTA College of Engineering Programs Again Receive National Accreditation

December 18, 2001

Dr. Bill Carroll, dean of the University of Texas at Arlington's College of Engineering, has announced that the college's baccalaureate programs in Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering have again received national accreditation. Evaluation teams from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB) visited the UTA campus last fall to examine course syllabi, faculty credentials, classroom and lab facilities, student work and institutional support. Their reports resulted in a complete accreditation renewal of the college's programs.

ABET is a federation of 31 professional engineering and technical societies providing quality assurance of engineering programs. Formed in 1932, ABET currently accredits more than 2400 engineering, engineering technology, computing and applied science programs at over 500 colleges and universities nationally. The federation's practices and standards for evaluating engineering programs have been adopted around the world.

CSAB provides accreditation of baccalaureate programs that prepare students for entry into the computing sciences professions. The current Member Societies of CSAB are the two largest technical, educational and scientific societies in the computer and computer-related fields, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE-CS).

"I'm pleased that our programs have again achieved national accreditation," said Dean Carroll. "Of course, we have a history of good performance, beginning in 1965 with our Electrical Engineering program and continuing as additional bachelor's programs were offered by the college. I'm proud of our faculty for maintaining our challenging standards and for the improvements they have implemented to keep our programs not only current with industry practices but also innovative. Those standards have allowed us to continually provide the best programs for our students. We will seek accreditation for our newest programs, BS-Computer Science and BS-Software Engineering, once they have produced their first graduates."