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ABET Accreditation

ABET Engineering AccrediationAccreditation of engineering and computing programs ensures that the programs produce graduates who are prepared to meet the expectations of employers, the public or pursue further study in engineering or other fields.

Computing, Engineering, Applied and Natural Science, and Engineering Technology programs are accredited by ABET ( and ABET in conjunction with the various professional societies develop the criteria for accrediting the programs.

Currently, the Chemical, Electrical, Engineering Physics, Mechanical and Petroleum Engineering undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Computer Science undergraduate program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Computer Engineering and Cyber Security undergraduate programs will seek ABET accreditation during the 2024-25 ABET review cycle.

One component of the accreditation criteria requires each program pursuing accreditation to formulate Program Educational Objectives in consultation with their program-defined constituents. ABET defines Program Educational Objectives as “broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation.”

Another component of ABET accreditation requires programs specify Student Outcomes, which “describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.”

ABET is committed to Continuous Improvement and all programs must assess and evaluate the extent to which their Student Outcomes are being attained and use the results of these evaluations for the continuous improvement of the program.

ABET requires that each program make available to the public certain information, namely their Program Educational Objectives, their Student Outcomes, and their accreditation status. This information for the programs offered by The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Computer Science are published at the following locations: