The Department of Engineering and Technology at Texas A&M University-Commerce recently announced that its Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is newly accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
ABET is a non-profit, non-governmental agency tasked with accrediting academic programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. Accreditation provides assurance that college and university programs meet the quality standards of the profession for which the program intends to prepare graduates. Criteria for accreditation is developed by professionals from ABET member professional societies.
Dr. Andrea Graham, associate dean of the College of Science and Engineering, said ABET accreditation marks a major milestone for the electrical engineering program at A&M-Commerce.
“Our faculty have worked tirelessly to develop quality course instruction while implementing an assessment process that is robust and delivers sound, continuous improvement,” Graham said. “Students completing the electrical engineering program at A&M-Commerce will be prepared for productive careers in their chosen specialty within the field.”
Dr. Brent Donham, dean of the College of Science and Engineering, reports that the electrical engineering program was implemented at A&M-Commerce in the Fall 2017 semester in response to the growing needs of regional industries.
“Receiving ABET accreditation in this short period of time is evidence of Dr. Andrea Graham's leadership and the hard work of our dedicated electrical engineering faculty,” Donham said.
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is the fourth program to be accredited by ABET at A&M-Commerce. The Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering are also accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Additionally, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.