ABET Accreditation

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is committed to producing the next generation of engineers through outstanding undergraduate and graduate education, distinguished innovative research programs, and engagement that addresses local and global societal challenges.

What is ABET accreditation, and why is it important?

UIC’s undergraduate programs in electrical and computer engineering are accredited by ABET, whose name began as an acronym for Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates.

ABET is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. It is a federation of 28 professional and technical societies representing these fields. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States, ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for more than 75 years.

More than 100,000 students graduate from ABET-accredited programs each year, and millions of graduates have received degrees from ABET-accredited programs since 1932.

UIC’s undergraduate programs in computer engineering and electrical engineering are accredited by ABET. You can find the program educational objectives, student outcomes, and enrollment data for these majors on the program pages for computer engineering and electrical engineering.