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Author: Anna Świderska     Published At: 01.09.2023

The first field of study at the Silesian University of Technology with the prestigious American ABET accreditation

The program of first-cycle studies in English - Interdisciplinary studies: “Control, Electronic and Information Engineering”, implemented at the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science, has been awarded the prestigious accreditation of the American organization ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, granted by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC).

ABET is an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization that accredits higher education programs in the field of applied sciences, computer science, engineering and engineering technologies. It is a non-profit organization based in the United States and registered in New York, dedicated to assessing the quality of education through the accreditation of curricula, which currently includes 4,564 programs run by 895 institutions in 40 countries.

The ABET accreditation is a confirmation of meeting the standards that guarantee future employers high competences of graduates starting their professional practice in the area of innovation, implementation of new technologies and identifying social needs aimed at improving safety and development.

The process of obtaining ABET accreditation for the Interdisciplinary studies major: “Control, Electronic and Information Engineering” lasted 2 years. In the first step, the so-called Readiness Review was developed, on the basis of which ABET recommended undertaking the accreditation process and submitting an application for accreditation, the so-called RFE (Request for Evaluation), as a result of which ABET appointed an evaluation committee chaired by prof. Noshir Langrana currently affiliated with the Rutgers School of Engineering at New Jersey State University. In October 2022, the university and the accredited field of study were subjected to a three-day, very detailed audit, which ended with the issuance of a preliminary, high assessment of both the Silesian University of Technology and the evaluated study program. The final decision on granting accreditation - valid until 2029 - for the Interdisciplinary Studies major: “Control, Electronic and Information Engineering” was issued on August 31st , based on the results of a vote at the Engineering Accreditation Commission (AEC) meeting.

Obtaining the ABET accreditation was financed from the funds obtained under the "Excellence Initiative - Research University" program.

More information about ABET, including the accreditation criteria used in program evaluation, can be found at: www.abet.org.

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