Khalifa University announced yesterday that its undergraduate Degree programmes in Aerospace, Biomedical, Communication, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical and Computer Engineering have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programmes in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.
ABET accreditation assures that programmes meet standards to produce graduates 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.
Khalifa University President, Dr. Tod Laursen, said, "Receiving accreditation means that our programmes are held to an international standard, and are internationally recognised, which in turn means that our students have stronger job prospects and greater prospects for continued education. Khalifa University strives to create high quality programmes, taught by experienced faculty that are active in the research world and in the academic world. I believe that the accreditation of six of our programmes demonstrates our commitment."
Khalifa University Executive Vice President, Dr. Arif Al Hammadi, commented, " Accreditation by ABET goes a long way in supporting the UAE's vision, by ensuring that our science and technology offerings are of a high quality, and competitive with those offered around the world."
ABET is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation recognised by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, CHEA. It currently accredits almost 3,500 programmes at nearly 700 colleges and universities in 28 countries.