Four engineering programs at Penn State Behrend have been reaccredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the recognized accreditor of university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. More than 1,600 students are currently enrolled in the School of Engineering, which U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks among the best undergraduate engineering programs in the United States.
Eighteen engineering bachelor’s degree programs in the Colleges of Engineering and Earth and Mineral Sciences have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.
Tom Litzinger, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Leonhard Center for Enhancement of Engineering Education, has been appointed the College of Engineering's director of educational accreditation effective July 1.
The Mining Technology program at Penn State Fayette has received accreditation from the Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of ABET Inc. ABET is the only agency sanctioned by the federal government to accredit higher education programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology. Mining Technology Program Coordinator and Instructor Nancy Dorset said gaining the accreditation is a significant achievement for the program that began in 2005 and graduated its first students in May 2007.