Greenville, S.C. (August 7, 2013) – The bachelor’s degree program in engineering at Bob Jones University has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET has set the higher-educational standards in its fields for nearly 80 years and ABET accreditation demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students with a quality education.
“We’ve worked hard to earn this specialized accreditation,” said Dr. Bill Lovegrove, head of BJU’s Department of Physics and Engineering. “ABET accreditation will assist our graduates as they seek employment and licensure across the nation.”
Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review process that requires programs to undergo comprehensive, periodic evaluations. The evaluations, conducted by teams of volunteer professionals working in industry, government, academe, and private practice within the ABET disciplines focus on program curricula, faculty, facilities, institutional support, and other important areas.
One of the key elements of ABET accreditation is the requirement programs continuously improve the quality of education provided. As part of this continuous improvement requirement, programs set specific, measurable goals for their students and graduates, assess their success at reaching those goals, and improve their programs based on results of their assessment.
In addition to providing colleges and universities a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve their programs, accreditation helps students and their parents choose quality college programs, enables employers and graduate schools to recruit graduates they know are well-prepared, and assists registration, licensure, and certification boards in screening applicants.
For more information about the bachelor’s degree program in engineering at BJU, visit www.bju.edu.