Missouri State University’s bachelor’s degree program in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) has been accredited by the Engineering Technology 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 that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical field that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.
“Receiving ABET accreditation is a major milestone for our engineering program,” said Dr. Kevin Hubbard, CMfgE, coordinator of the MET program.
“ABET is the gold standard for engineering and engineering technology programs. It took years of work to attain this accreditation, and this accomplishment is significant not only for our students and graduates, but also for regional technological enterprises.”
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 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 institution support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academic and government, with expertise in ABET disciplines.
ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization with ISO 9001:2015 certification. It currently accredits 4,361 programs at 850 colleges and universities in 41 countries and areas.
More information about ABET, its member societies and the accreditation criteria used to evaluate programs can be found at www.abet.org.