All Nine Armour College of Engineering Undergraduate Programs Achieve ABET Reaccreditation

EAC-RGB-B-L.jpgIIT Armour College of Engineering is pleased to announce that all nine Bachelor of Science programs have achieved ABET reaccreditation through 2021. ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that is an internationally recognized accreditor of college and university programs, specializing in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

The nine undergraduate programs at Armour that earned ABET reaccreditation are: Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Achieving ABET accreditation is the culmination of a rigorous five-year process of assessment, evaluation, improvement and growth to meet ABET’s high standards. ABET criteria is developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, and focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities, and institutional support. Reviews are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia, and government, with expertise in the ABET disciplines.

Several institutional strengths were cited in ABET’s reaccreditation report including IIT’s Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) program that offers students a broad range of multidisciplinary learning experiences that are conducive to creativity, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) which offers programs to support student success, and the renovation of the Engineering 1 building that provides an enhanced environment for interaction and collaboration among engineering students.

Armour College currently enrolls 1,579 undergraduate and 1,106 graduate students. The five core academic departments at Armour offer 56 degree programs at the Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate levels in all engineering disciplines.

Founded in 1890, Armour Institute (now IIT Armour College of Engineering) is the establishing college at Illinois Tech, providing a distinctive educational experience that prepares students for the future.  “For more than 125 years, our university has been on the forefront of knowledge creation—and our graduates have been recognized for innovations and discoveries that have changed the course of human history”, according to Alan Cramb, President of Illinois Tech. “We are proud of that legacy and of the contributions Illinois Tech graduates continue to make in fields ranging from engineering, science, architecture, and applied technology to business, law, design, and human sciences.”