The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology has added Central Michigan University's mechanical engineering technology and industrial engineering technology programs to its list of accredited programs. These two programs join the growing list of ABET-accredited programs at CMU that already include the computer, electrical and mechanical engineering programs.
"This accreditation for our mechanical engineering technology and industrial engineering technology programs demonstrates rigor, relevance and excellence in the education and experiences we provide to our students," said Kumar Yelamarthi, director of CMU's School of Engineering and Technology.
ABET is a nongovernmental organization that accredits programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.
"ABET accreditation provides assurance that the CMU engineering technology programs meet the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates," Yelamarthi said.
"The majority of engineering recruiters seek graduates from an ABET-accredited program. The ABET accreditation of our MET and IET programs provides assurances that the education provided is in strong alignment with employer expectations, allows them to become professional engineers, increases their employment prospects, and better prepares them for a professional career in engineering."
This accreditation extends retroactively from Oct. 1, 2017.