Engineering and Technology accreditation is almost synanemous with Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology  (ABET), the American Council for Higher Education Accreditation approved agency of 1936 vintage.   ABET is the global accreditor of over 4,300 college and university STEM programs in 41 countries.

ABET accreditation is proof that a collegiate program has met standards essential to produce graduates ready to enter the critical fields of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. Graduates from an ABET-accredited program have a solid educational foundation and are capable of leading the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and in anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

founded in 1932 as the Engineers’ Council for Professional Development (ECPD), an engineering professional body dedicated to the education, accreditation, regulation and professional development of engineering professionals and students in the United States. In 1932, seven engineering societies founded the organization and contributed to ECPD’s original direction and focus . These included 

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

  • American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, now the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME)

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

  • American Institute of Electrical Engineers (now IEEE)

  • Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education, now the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

  • National Council of State Boards of Engineering Examiners (now NCEES)

ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization with ISO 9001:2015 certification

 

ABET ACCREDITATION PROCESS

 

Request a Readiness Review (RREv) – Complete the online RREv (one per commission) before October 1.

Preliminary Self-Study Report – Submit one Preliminary Self-Study Report along with one transcript per program by November 1 of the year before you plan to submit a Request for Evaluation (RFE) submission.

Transcript – Include one graduate’s official transcript from the most recent graduating class with the Preliminary Self-Study Report by November 1.

All materials must be submitted electronically to ReadinessReview@abet.org.

No RREv or Preliminary Self-Study Report will be accepted after the November 1 deadline. An RREv submitted by November 1 without the required preliminary Self-Study Report and transcript will not be considered.

The UK based Institution of Engineering Technology IET    is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 168,000 members in 150 countries. It is also the most multidisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century. IET Accreditation is an internationally respected benchmark awarded to high quality programmes that provide an ideal preparation for aspiring professional engineers.

Why choose the IET?

The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community and IET accreditation, licensed by the Engineering Council, covers a broad spectrum of engineering and technology subjects.  It is recognised around the world as an indicator of quality through the Washington and Sydney accords, governed by the International Engineering Alliance (IEA).  Departments with IET accredited programmes are eligible to apply for the EUR-ACE label, awarded by European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE).

Indian operations of IET started  in 2006 at  Bangalore has over  13,000 members and have the largest membership base for the IET outside of the UK.

​                                       IET ACCREDITED SCHOOLS IN INDIA

  • Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar

  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur

  • Saveetha Institute Of Medical And Technical Sciences, Chennai

  • PES University, Bangalore

  • Amity School of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow

  • Amity School of Engineering & Technology, Noida

  • Sastra University, Thanjavur

  • Sastra University SRC Campus, Kumbakonam

IET  awards academic accreditation to higher education programmes that meet the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) as outlined by the Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP).

A panel of trained and expert Accreditors will look  the programme’s content and delivery, including its relevance, coherence, challenge, assessment, staffing, quality assurance and resources, and will make recommendations to the Academic Accreditation Committee which is responsible for all accreditation decisions.

Accreditation covers a whole range of subjects including electrical, electronic, manufacturing, mechanical, systems and software engineering including bioengineering, nanotechnology and renewable energy. It’s recognised globally as an indicator of quality through the Washington and Sydney accords, which are governed by the International Engineering Alliance (IEA).

Once accredited,  the  programmes will be featured in the IET Accredited Programmes list and the college will be eligible to apply for the EUR-ACE label, awarded by the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE).

Accreditation.org is a joint effort of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IBM and the New York Hall of Science intended to provide the general public with on-line resources on accreditation of academic programs in engineering, engineering technology and computing. The portal is managed by the IEEE Educational Activities Board. The purposes of the portal are educational and informational and the target audience is Professionals with an interest in degree program accreditation in engineering, technology and computing; including Professional societies, Licensing bodies, Academic institutions, governmental bodies; and Employers/Industry.

The Engineering Council sets the overall requirements for the Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP) in engineering, in line with the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

AHEP sets out the standard for degree accreditation. It also outlines the purpose and application process for universities that wish to secure or maintain accreditation of their programmes. The Council has revised its standards to be implemented before December 2021. EC's international links


The  Washington Accord  to which India became a full signatory in 2014, is  the omnibus  arrangement  where the signatory of the accord  is autonomous in the accreditation of engineering qualifications within its jurisdiction subject to WA standards, periodic assessment and monitoring visits and WA reviews.

Originally signed in 1989, the Washington Accord, is a multi-lateral agreement between bodies responsible for accreditation or recognition of tertiary-level engineering qualifications within their jurisdictions who have chosen to work collectively to assist the mobility of professional engineers.
From 1989 to date, below are WA signatories:

Qualifications accredited or recognized by other signatories are recognised by each signatory as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction.

                      PROVISIONAL SIGNATORIES

Accredited programs Under the Washington Accord*

* These programmes  are mutually recognised by Indian technology schools and universities under the Washington Accord signed in 2014