Eight Wright State computer, engineering and business degree programs receive national re-accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science offered by the Wright State University College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Bachelor of Science in Business – Management Information Systems offered by the Raj Soin College of Business have received re-accreditation from the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

In addition, the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET has re-accredited the College of Engineering and Computer Science’s Bachelor of Science degrees in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Noted strengths included the college’s collaboration with community colleges, its close relationships with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and regional employers, its deployment of new teaching methods and its data-driven approach to continuous improvement.

All of the programs underwent a comprehensive general review by ABET during the 2017-2018 academic year, including a three-day on-campus visit last fall, as part of the normal review cycle.

The nonprofit, non-governmental board accredits college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

“The strength of this result for the seven academic programs accredited by ABET in the College of Engineering and Computer Science is a testimony to our faculty’s commitment to delivering our students an education of the highest quality,” said Brian Rigling, interim dean of the college. “Our students should feel confident that they are earning degrees that will lead to fruitful careers and that they will be competitive within the global workforce.”

“In 2006, our B.S. in Business – Management Information Systems became the first business school program in Ohio to be accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,” added Thomas Traynor, interim dean of the Raj Soin College of Business. “We are pleased to receive validation of the high quality of this program and as one of the very few business degree programs in the U.S. to hold this accreditation.”

For a given type of degree program, ABET insures consistent quality across educational institutions. This means that an ABET accredited undergraduate degree at Wright State University has essentially the same value as the same degree at any other similarly accredited school in the United States or globally.

ABET is governed by the professional societies that serve graduates of these degree programs to insure that ABET’s accreditation criteria are keeping degree programs consistent with the needs of employers and students.

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