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23. Accreditation Criteria... 2001 - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology



Each engineering program for which an institution seeks accreditation or reaccreditation must have in place:

  • detailed published educational objectives that are consistent with the mission of the institution and these criteria
  • a process based on the needs of the program’s various constituencies in which the objectives are determined and periodically evaluated
  • a curriculum and processes that ensure the achievement of these objectives
  • a system of ongoing evaluation that demonstrates achievement of these objectives and uses the results to improve the effectiveness of the program.
  • Engineering programs must demonstrate that their graduates have (selected):

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Accreditation Criteria…2001


  • Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in psychology.
  • Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Students will respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  • Students will be able to weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinning of psychology as a discipline.
  • Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
  • Students will recognize, understand and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.
  • Students will develop insights into their own and others’ behavior and mental processes and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement.
  • –Undergraduate Psychology Major Learning Goals and Outcomes. American Psychological Association, 2002.