The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Engineering 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. In addition,
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 process.