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Engineering program earns ABET reaccreditation

10-10-2017

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MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin’s Bachelor of Science degree program in engineering has been reaccredited 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 programs meet standards to produce graduates who are ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

“This reaccreditation is a testament to our excellent program in engineering and the dedication of our engineering faculty to our students. We appreciate the outstanding institutional support we have received during this process,” said Dr. Jennifer Greenwood, interim dean of the UT Martin College of Engineering and Natural Sciences.

“We are very pleased that the UT Martin Bachelor of Science program in engineering has been reaccredited. Accreditation is very important to an engineering program, and a degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program is a requirement for state licensure,” said Dr. Robert LeMaster, professor and interim chair of the UT Martin Department of Engineering. “Meeting the ABET requirements assures current and future students that the program is recognized by external evaluators as having all the ingredients necessary to provide a quality engineering education.”

The UT Martin engineering program offers concentrations in civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical and manufacturing engineering.

Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics 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 look at program curricula, faculty, facilities and institutional support and 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 recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. It currently accredits 3,709 programs at more than 750 colleges and universities in 30 countries.

More information about ABET, its member societies and the accreditation criteria used to evaluate programs can be found at www.abet.org. For more information about UT Martin’s bachelor’s degree program in engineering, contact the department at 731-881-7571 or email LeMaster at lemaster@utm.edu.

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Photo: Pictured is Dr. Mohammad Obadat, UT Martin engineering professor, working with students.

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