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.

Aerospace Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The objective of the bachelor of science in aerospace engineering program at UF is to prepare students to attain the following goals within a few years of graduation:

  • Graduates will meet the expectations of employers of aerospace engineers.
  • Qualified graduates will pursue advanced study if they so desire.

Aerospace Engineering Student Outcomes

The bachelor of science in aerospace engineering program has established the following student outcomes.  The student outcomes prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives within a few years of graduation.  At the time of graduation, students will possess the following abilities:

(a)  an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b)  an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c)   an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d)  an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e)  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f)   an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g)  an ability to communicate effectively
(h)  the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i)    a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j)   a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k)  an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The objective of the bachelor of science in mechanical engineering program at UF is to prepare students to attain the following goals within a few years of graduation:

  • Graduates will meet the expectations of employers of mechanical engineers.
  • Qualified graduates will pursue advanced study if they so desire.

Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes

The bachelor of science in mechanical engineering program has established the following student outcomes.  The student outcomes prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives within a few years of graduation.  At the time of graduation, students will possess the following abilities:

(a)  an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b)  an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c)   an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d)  an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e)  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f)   an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g)  an ability to communicate effectively
(h)  the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i)    a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j)   a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k)  an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.