BELTON, Texas—The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's Bachelor's degree program in engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.
ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.
"ABET accreditation assures that UMHB's engineering program meets the quality standards of the engineering profession and is a key milestone in the continued growth of our program," said Dr. Paul Griesemer, UMHB associate professor and engineering department chair. "We are excited about the opportunities our accreditation will open up for our students."
ABET's voluntary peer-review process is highly respected worldwide because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance.
Developed by technical professionals from ABET's member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews examine program curricula, faculty, facilities, and institutional support. They are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia, and government, with expertise in the ABET disciplines.
ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization with ISO 9001:2015 certification. It currently accredits 4,361 programs at 850 colleges and universities in 41 countries and areas.
Information about ABET, its member societies, and the accreditation criteria used to evaluate programs can be found at www.abet.org.
UMHB's engineering program delivers a student-focused, Christ-centered education that prepares engineers for careers in our complex global society. State-of-the-art facilities such as the UMHB Makerspace support the curriculum's hands-on activities and design projects. Blending best practices in engineering education with the UMHB core liberal-arts curriculum, students become adept at problem-solving and critical thinking while learning the communication skills and ethical behavior that will help them excel in their profession.
For more information about the university's bachelor's degree program in engineering, visit www.umhb.edu/programs/engineering.