EIT undergraduate degree programs earn reaccreditation

George W. Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology

Two programs from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock George W. Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology earned reaccreditation of their programs this fall.

UALR’s Civil and Construction Engineering and Systems Engineering undergraduate degree programs earned reaccreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the recognized global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

Reaccreditation is a voluntary, peer-reviewed process that evaluates many factors, including curriculum, educational facilities, institutional support, faculty expertise, student performance, and outcomes. Many employers require degrees from accredited programs for employment in certain technical fields.

“The Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology believes in continually improving our programs,” said Engineering and Information Technology Dean Larry Whitman.

“We also believe in receiving feedback on our programs from all constituents. External reviews from the premier accrediting body in the world speaks strongly on the quality of our programs. Students, their families, and industry can be assured that our programs are of top quality,” Whitman said.  

ABET accredits approximately 3,600 programs at more than 700 colleges and universities in 29 countries. Each year, over 2,200 volunteers from 35 member societies contribute to ABET’s goal of assuring confidence in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology education. These volunteers serving as program evaluators, committee and council members, commissioners, and board members.

More information about ABET can be found at www.abet.org.

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