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UJ mechanical engineering program earns accreditation

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields.

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Students and faculty in the engineering program from the University of Jamestown pose for a photo after the bachelor’s degree program in mechanical engineering at UJ was accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
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JAMESTOWN — The University of Jamestown’s bachelor’s degree program in mechanical engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

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ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

“Our faculty have worked hard to establish a quality program in mechanical engineering and it is gratifying to see that work recognized by their peers in ABET,” said Dr. Christopher Redfearn, associate provost and dean of the Undergraduate College. “We look forward to continued excellence in our mechanical engineering program.”

Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision and safety are of the utmost importance.

Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities and institutional support and are conducted by teams of professionals from industry, academia and government with expertise in the ABET disciplines.

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ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization with ISO 9001:2015 certification. It currently accredits 4,361 programs at 850 colleges and universities in 41 countries and areas.

More information about ABET, its member societies and the accreditation criteria used to evaluate programs can be found at www.abet.org .

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