School of Engineering & Science – Undergraduate Accreditation SIT

Accreditation

Engineering Programs
Engineering programs in the U.S. are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) through their Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC). A full description of ABET and their activities is available at their website http://www.abet.org

For more detailed information about course assessment policy and procedures, visit the School of Engineering and Science Assessment page.

Engineering at Stevens has been accredited by ABET continuously since 1936. For most of this period the Stevens engineering curriculum was accredited under a single designation, Engineering. This was a reflection of the long standing Stevens tradition of providing a broad-based engineering education to all engineering students. This tradition remains and is founded on a strong core requirement. The core is coupled with elective sequences in the various engineering fields to provide students with the necessary depth of knowledge to become an effective practitioner within their chosen engineering discipline. The broad-based curriculum has stood the test of time in developing leaders. Stevens is one of a few universities that award the degree of Bachelor of Engineering rather than Bachelor of Science for engineering majors.

Starting in 1986, engineering programs offering concentrations in specific fields within the engineering curriculum sought and received separate accreditation from ABET where such separate accreditation was available. The Engineering accreditation was retained for those programs for which separate accreditation by ABET was not available.

The following summarizes the undergraduate programs accredited by the Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347-7700.

  • Engineering*
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Mechanical Engineering

*Engineering currently also features a concentration in Naval Engineering.

Assessment Process
Overall Engineering Curriculum Outcomes, as well as those of the specific Engineering Programs, are translated into a more detailed approach and implemented at the course level and then measured by one or more assessment methods. Required competencies are addressed in the curricula of our Engineering Programs, where they are addressed on a course-by-course basis, and provide for feedback to promote continuous improvement of the programs.

Curriculum Goals
The educational outcomes of the Stevens Engineering Curriculum embody the recognition that graduating engineers need to have competencies that go beyond the narrowly defined technical skills normally associated with the practice of engineering. Our students are entering a world of work shaped by global economic, political, and cultural forces. To be successful, requires that our graduates be effective problem solvers, function well on the multi-disciplinary teams through which modern organizations operate, communicate effectively in writing and verbally, recognize ethical issues and make appropriate decisions, recognize the importance of environmental factors in engineering decisions, and have an understanding of the economics and business aspects of engineering. Our graduates also need to understand the importance of continued learning after college to maintain or upgrade skills and to provide the breadth of knowledge and flexibility needed by leaders. Finally, there is increasing benefit to our graduates to have a more entrepreneurial outlook and knowledge. Jobs are being created in small companies, whether they are startups or spin-offs from larger organizations. Large companies are also rewarding a more entrepreneurial approach as they try to compete in a fast changing world. Increasingly professionals are self-employed. The environment of entrepreneurship at Stevens and the educational outcomes related to this that we have built into the engineering curriculum ensure that we effectively address these forces.

Accreditation of Stevens Institute of Technology
The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of College and Schools, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation, accredits Stevens Institute of Technology, including all science and graduate programs.

For more information regarding Middle States Accreditation please contact:

Charles Suffel
Professor, Dean of Graduate Academics
Edwin A. Stevens Hall
Room 409
Phone: 201.216.8031
Fax: 201.216.8909
Email: csuffel@stevens.edu

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Contact

Dr. Keith Sheppard
Professor & Associate Dean of Engineering & Science
Edwin A. Stevens Hall
Room 216
Phone: 201.216.5260
Fax: 201.216.8372
Keith.Sheppard@stevens.edu

Dr. David Vaccari
Professor and Department Director
Rocco
Room 301
Phone: 201.216.5570
Fax: 201.216.8739
dvaccari@stevens.edu