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Programs ABET Graduation accreditation?

  1. May 16, 2016 #1
    So apparently until a couple of years ago (?) schools couldn't get multiple programs accredited by ABET (?) and could only get one accredited. So I think most schools only get their undergraduate programs accredited by ABET because it's very costly to accrediate both programs (?). I don't think my MS degree at my school is ABET accreditation but is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges by the Board of Higher Education in the state [my state]. Does it matter that my school doesn't get there graduate programs ABET credited? I know for like undergraduates if it's not ABET accredited employer's don't really recognized non ABET programs (?).
     
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  3. May 16, 2016 #2

    Vanadium 50

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    What? That makes no sense.
     
  4. May 17, 2016 #3

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    Schools generally don't get their MS programs accredited because it doesn't make sense to get them accredited. I don't honestly know if there's a rule against it, but it really doesn't matter anyway. Unless there are licensing issues because you didn't have an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree either, then it doesn't matter one bit if your graduate program was accredited.

    Consider that ABET seeks to lay out a set of standards that enumerate exactly what broad set of topics and skills an engineer is supposed to learn in school in order to be a valuable employee down the road. This makes sense for a BS, but the whole point of an MS is to get more advanced training in a specific area of interest to you and/or your employer. It just doesn't make sense in that case. Don't sweat it.
     
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