Accreditation of engineering, technology and computing programs

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Abstract

Almost as soon as engineering programs were founded in the mid 19 th century, educators and employers started working on assessing the quality of the new programs and on devising standards for their accreditation. At present, bodies that engage in accreditation of programs in Engineering, Technology and Computing (ETC) operate in more than 40 countries. In this paper, we review some of the key definitions, aims, uses and misuses of program accreditation in ETC, as well as various models used over the years for quality assurance and quality control. Observations are made on trends in program accreditation, and on expected and desired changes in the practices of program accreditation in ETC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 International Workshop on Institutional and Programme Accreditation
Subtitle of host publicationConnections and Opportunities - Proceedings, IWIPA 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 International Workshop on Institutional and Programme Accreditation: Connections and Opportunities, IWIPA 2011 - Bangalore, India
Duration: Jul 20 2011Jul 22 2011

Publication series

Name2011 International Workshop on Institutional and Programme Accreditation: Connections and Opportunities - Proceedings, IWIPA 2011

Other

Other2011 International Workshop on Institutional and Programme Accreditation: Connections and Opportunities, IWIPA 2011
CountryIndia
CityBangalore
Period7/20/117/22/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Keywords

  • Accreditation
  • Accreditation Models
  • Criticism of Accreditation
  • Program Accreditation
  • Seoul Accord
  • Sydney Accord
  • Washington Accord

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