Accreditation criteria

ABEEK CRITERIA FOR
ACCREDITING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS (KTC2015)

All engineering technology programs seeking accreditation by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Committee of ABEEK shall provide with two or more years of demand-driven and outcome-based education. The programs shall satisfy the following seven criteria:

  1. Program Educational Objectives
  2. Program Outcomes
  3. Curriculum
  4. Students
  5. Faculty
  6. Educational Environment
  7. Program Criteria
Criterion 1. Program Educational Objectives

The engineering technology program shall establish and periodically review program educational objectives that are consistent with the needs of constituencies involving industries for improvement of the program.

  1. 1.1The program shall publish program educational objectives that are consistent with the missions of the educational institution, the needs of the program's constituencies and the and changes in social environment.
  2. 1.2The program shall periodically review its program educational objectives and amend them if necessary for the improvement of the program.
Criterion 2. Program Outcomes

The engineering technology program shall establish in accordance with its program educational objectives program outcomes that indicate knowledge, skills, and attitudes of its students by the time of graduation. The attainment of the program outcomes shall be evaluated via a documented process and apply the results for improvement of the program.

  1. 2.1The program shall have program outcomes that align with program educational objectives.
  2. 2.2The program shall have in place a documented process for assessing achievement of each program outcomes.
  3. 2.3The program shall assess the achievement of program outcomes by applying the documented process and apply the results for improvement of the program.

The program outcomes specified below must be included and self-defined program outcomes can be added if they are deemed necessary.

Associate degree program in engineering technology (2-year program):
  1. (Basic knowledge) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, basic science and engineering, and information technology to the solution of basic engineering technology problems
  2. (Experiments and Practices) an ability to plan and perform experiments and practices and to use the results to the solution of basic engineering technology problems
  3. (Data Search) an ability to understand basic engineering technology problems and to selectively apply the given data
  4. (Tools Application) an ability to selectively apply latest technology and appropriate tools to the solution of basic engineering technology problems
  5. (Design) an ability to design systems, components and processes within realistic constraints to the solution of basic engineering technology problems
  6. (Teamwork) an ability to contribute to project team output in the solution of basic engineering technology problems
  7. (Communication) an ability to effectively communicate
  8. (Social Impacts) an ability to understand the impact of engineering technological solutions on health, safety, economics, environment and sustainability
  9. (Professional Ethics) an ability to understand professional ethics and social responsibilities as a technician
  10. (Life-long Learning) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning in the context of engineering technological change
Baccalaureate degree program in engineering technology (3-year program):
  1. (Basic knowledge) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, basic science and engineering, and information technology to the solution of practical engineering technology problems
  2. (Experiments and Practices) an ability to plan and perform experiments and practices and to use the results to the solution of practical engineering technology problems
  3. (Data Search) an ability to understand practical engineering technology problems and to selectively apply the given data
  4. (Tools Application) an ability to selectively apply latest technology and appropriate tools to the solution of practical engineering technology problems
  5. (Design) an ability to design systems, components and processes within realistic constraints to the solution of practical engineering technology problems
  6. (Teamwork) an ability to contribute to project team output in the solution of practical engineering technology problems
  7. (Communication) an ability to effectively communicate
  8. (Social Impacts) an ability to understand the impact of engineering technological solutions on health, safety, economics, environment and sustainability
  9. (Professional Ethics) an ability to understand professional ethics and social responsibilities as a technologist
  10. (Life-long Learning) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning in the context of engineering technological change
Baccalaureate degree program in engineering technology (4-year program):
  1. (Basic knowledge) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, basic science and engineering, and information technology to the solution of advanced engineering technology problems
  2. (Experiments and Practices) an ability to plan and perform experiments and practices and to use the results to the solution of advanced engineering technology problems
  3. (Data Search) an ability to understand advanced engineering technology problems and to selectively apply the given data
  4. (Tools Application) an ability to selectively apply latest technology and appropriate tools to the solution of advanced engineering technology problems
  5. (Design) an ability to design systems, components and processes within realistic constraints to the solution of advanced engineering technology problems
  6. (Teamwork) an ability to contribute to project team output in the solution of advanced engineering technology problems
  7. (Communication) an ability to effectively communicate
  8. (Social Impacts) an ability to understand the impact of engineering technological solutions on health, safety, economics, environment and sustainability
  9. (Professional Ethics) an ability to understand professional ethics and social responsibilities as a technologist
  10. (Life-long Learning) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning in the context of engineering technological change
Criterion 3. Curriculum

The engineering technology program shall provide an integrated curriculum that leads to the achievement of program outcomes. The curriculum shall satisfy minimum credit requirement of each subject area and be appropriately managed. One credit is the equivalent of one lecture hour every week for one semester.

Associate degree program in engineering technology (2-year program):

  1. 3.1TThe program shall systematically organize and provide curriculum to achieve outcomes and be reviewed for improvement of the program.
  2. 3.2The curriculum shall require a minimum of 10 credits of mathematics, basic sciences and computing. At least one course in mathematics and basic sciences shall be required, and computing courses shall not exceed 3 credits.
  3. 3.3The curriculum shall require a minimum of 54 credits of engineering technology and related topics including a graduation project.
  4. 3.4The curriculum shall include subjects in liberal arts that are required to achieve program outcomes.

Baccalaureate degree program in engineering technology (3-year program):

  1. 3.1The program shall systematically organize and provide curriculum to achieve outcomes and be reviewed for improvement of the program.
  2. 3.2The curriculum shall require a minimum of 15 credits of mathematics, basic sciences and computing. At least one course in mathematics and basic sciences shall be required, and computing courses shall not exceed 3 credits.
  3. 3.3The curriculum shall require a minimum of 80 credits of engineering technology and related topics including a graduation project.
  4. 3.4The curriculum shall include subjects in liberal arts that are required to achieve program outcomes.

Baccalaureate degree program in engineering technology (4-year program including 2-year advanced study):

  1. 3.1The program shall systematically organize and provide curriculum to achieve outcomes and be reviewed for improvement of the program.
  2. 3.2The curriculum shall require a minimum of 5 credits of mathematics and basic sciences.
  3. 3.3The curriculum shall require a minimum of 41 credits of engineering technology and related topics including advanced field study (at least 4 weeks and 3 credits or less) or a graduation project. Report of advanced field study or a graduation project shall be completed in graduation thesis format. The committee for report evaluation shall include representative(s) from industry.
  4. 3.4The curriculum shall include subjects in liberal arts that are required to achieve program outcomes.

Baccalaureate degree program in engineering technology (4-year program including 1-year advanced study):

  1. 3.1The program shall systematically organize and provide curriculum to achieve outcomes and be reviewed for improvement of the program.
  2. 3.2The curriculum shall require a minimum of 15 credits of engineering technology and related topics including advanced field study (at least 4 weeks and 3 credits or less) or a graduation project. Report of advanced field study or a graduation project shall be completed in graduation thesis format. The committee for report evaluation shall include representative(s) from industry.
Criterion 4. Students

The engineering technology program shall demonstrate that its students are properly advised in the attainment of program outcomes.

  1. 4.1Student performance shall be systematically evaluated and its result shall be reflected to improvement of the program.
  2. 4.2Student shall be advised on academic progress including curricular, graduation requirements and career.
  3. 4.3The program shall enforce criteria and procedures to assure that each student meets all program requirements upon graduation.
Criterion 5. Faculty

The faculty shall hold relevant professional qualifications and actively participate in program improvement.

  1. 5.1The number and make-up of the faculty shall be sufficient to provide adequate coverage of all curricular subject areas and to instruct students.
  2. 5.2Faculty members shall actively participate in continuous improvement of the program.
  3. 5.3Faculty commitment to program improvement shall be reflected in the assessment of faculty performance for determining promotion.
Criterion 6. Educational Environment

The engineering technology program shall build and maintain adequate environment, and the institution shall provide adequate support to the program.

  1. 6.1The program shall set up and sustain an administrative system for program delivery.
  2. 6.2Adequate financial resources, space, facilities, and equipment shall be secured and maintained by the program.
  3. 6.3Administrative staff and teaching assistants shall be adequate for program delivery.
Criterion 7. Program Criteria
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