accreditation granted by ABET
Provost John Friedl recently announced that the Engineering Accreditation
Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
(ABET) has granted reaccreditation to the B.S. in Engineering program.
ABET has granted initial accreditation to UTC's programs in Electrical
Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
It was great news for the new dean of Engineering and Computer Science,
Dr. Ron Bailey.
"Accreditation by ABET reflects not only the strong institutional
support provided to the College of Engineering and Computer Science,
but also confirms the strong commitment that engineering faculty
members have to providing a high quality, hands-on oriented educational
experience for our students," Bailey said.
Drs. Phil Kazemersky and Jim Cunningham led a team of faculty members
who did the work that led to the successful initial accreditation
of the two specialty programs, according to Bailey. The two program
directors, Dr. Michael Jones in Mechanical Engineering and Dr. Ed
McMahon in Electrical Engineering were also instrumental in the