ERIC Number: EJ1017003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
A Successful Experience of ABET Accreditation of an Electrical Engineering Program
Al-Yahya, S. A.; Abdel-Halim, M. A.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v56 n2 p167-173 May 2013
The procedures followed and the various factors that led to the ABET accreditation of the College of Engineering, Qassim University, Buraidah, Saudi Arabia, are illustrated and evaluated for the benefit of other similar colleges. Taking the Electrical Engineering (EE) program as an example, this paper describes the procedures followed to implement a system that ensured a high-quality EE program and eventually led to ABET accreditation. It explains the preparations undertaken by the Department of Electrical Engineering in establishing and evaluating objectives and outcomes for the EE program through a well-designed continuous improvement process and applying these evaluation results to develop the program.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Engineering, Engineering Education, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Quality Assurance, Self Evaluation (Individuals), College Faculty, Institutional Mission, Correlation, Elective Courses, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia