Accreditation/ABET

Both the Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree programs are fully accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET is the internationally recognized accreditor for undergraduate college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology.

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The ABET accreditation process runs on a 6-year cycle. MAE’s current accreditation status of the undergraduate program:

  • BS in Aerospace Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

ABET does not perform accreditation for graduate degree programs, and there is no national accreditation body to take their place. Instead, most universities are accredited by regional boards, and both the Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering graduate degree programs (MS and PhD), as well as the undergraduate degree programs, are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). SACS is the recognized accreditor for more than 800 college and university programs in the southeastern United States, including the University of Florida, Georgia Tech, Duke, Emory University, University of Texas at Austin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Virginia Tech and Vanderbilt University.

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The SACS accreditation process runs on a 10-year cycle. MAE’s current accreditation status of the undergraduate program:

  • BS, MS and PhD in Aerospace Engineering is accredited by The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • BS, MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.