Khalifa University Achieves ABET Accreditation
Published: 16th of August, 2015
Khalifa University announced that its undergraduate degree programs 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 programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.
ABET accreditation assures that programs 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.
“This is exciting news for Khalifa University,” says Khalifa University President, Dr. Tod Laursen. “Receiving accreditation means that your programs are held to an international standard, and are internationally recognized, which in turn means that our students have stronger job prospects and greater prospects for continued education. Khalifa University strives to create high quality programs, 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 programs demonstrates our commitment.”
“Khalifa University was founded in order to help the UAE achieve its inspired vision for the future,” said Khalifa University Executive Vice President, Dr. Arif Al Hammadi. “Our wise leadership knows that way forward is through the advancement of science and technology, and through encouraging youth to pursue these exciting careers. 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.”
Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected 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 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 (CHEA). It currently accredits almost 3,500 programs at nearly 700 colleges and universities in 28 countries.
More information about ABET, its member societies, and the accreditation criteria used to evaluate programs can be found at www.abet.org.
Khalifa University is an independent, non-profit, coeducational institution inaugurated in 2007 as part of an Abu Dhabi Government initiative.
Khalifa University is dedicated to the advancement of learning through teaching and research and to the discovery and application of knowledge. It endeavors to be an internationally recognized research university, with a world-class reputation for interdisciplinary teaching and research and a tradition of partnering with leading academic institutions from around the world.