Accreditation criteria

ABEEK CRITERIA FOR
ACCREDITING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS (KTC2015)

Allengineering technology program seeking accreditation from the Engineering Technology Accreditation Committee of ABEEK shall providetwo or more years of outcome-based education. The program must 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 must establish and periodically review program educational objectivesthat are consistent with the needs of constituencies involving industries forimprovement of the program.

  1. 1.1The program must publish program educational objectives that are consistent with the missions of the educational institution, the needs of the program's constituencies and the changes in social environment.
  2. 1.2The program must regularly review its program educational objectives and amend themif necessary forimprovement of the program.
Criterion 2. Program Outcomes

The engineering technology program must 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 must be evaluated via a documented processand apply the results for improvement of the program.

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

The program outcomes specified below must be included andadditional program outcomes may be articulated 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 andengineering, and information technologyto the solution of basic engineering technology problems
  2. (Experiments and Practices) an ability toplan 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 applythe given data
  4. (Tools Application) an ability to selectively apply latest technology andappropriate 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 outputin 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 scienceand 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 must provide an integrated curriculum that lead to the achievement of program outcomes. The curriculum must 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. 3.1The program must set up and sustain curriculum that lead to the achievement of program outcomes and be reviewedfor improvement of the program.
  2. 3.2The curriculum must require minimum of 10 credits of mathematics, basic sciencesand computing. At least one course in mathematics and basic sciences must be required and computingcourses must not exceed 3 credits.
  3. 3.3The curriculum must require minimum of 54 credits of engineering technology and related topics including a graduation project.
  4. 3.4The curriculum must include liberal arts subject that complements the other subject areas in the achievement of program outcomes.

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

  1. 3.1The program must set up and sustain curriculum that lead to the achievement of program outcomesand be reviewedfor improvement of the program.
  2. 3.2The curriculum must require minimum of 15 credits of mathematics, basic sciences and computing. At least one course in mathematics and basic sciences must be required and computing courses must not exceed 3 credits.
  3. 3.3The curriculum must require minimum of 80 credits of engineering technology and related topics including a graduation project.
  4. 3.4The curriculum must include liberal arts subject that complements the other subject areas in the achievement of program outcomes.

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

  1. 3.1The program must set up and sustain curriculum that lead to the achievement of program outcomesand be reviewedfor improvement of the program.
  2. 3.2The curriculum must require minimum of 5 credits of mathematics and basic sciences.
  3. 3.3The curriculum must require 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 must be completed in graduation thesis format. Report evaluation committee must include representative(s) from industry.
  4. 3.4The curriculum must include liberal arts subject that complements the other subject areas in the achievement of program outcomes.

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

  1. 3.1The program must set up and sustain curriculum that lead to the achievement of program outcomesand be reviewedfor improvement of the program.
  2. 3.2The curriculum must require 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 must be completed in graduation thesis format. Report evaluation committee must include representative(s) from industry.
Criterion 4. Students

The engineering technology program must demonstratethat its students are properly advised in the attainment of program outcomes.

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

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

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

The engineering technologyprogram must build and maintain adequate environment, and the institution must provide adequate support to the program.

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