Eastern Michigan University Mechanical Engineering undergrad program earns accreditation from the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology

YPSILANTI – The College of Engineering and Technology (CET) at Eastern Michigan University has secured accreditation for its Mechanical Engineering undergraduate degree from the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

ETAC logoThe accreditation complements the already existing Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology and Product Design and Development Engineering Technology program accreditations that are part of the EMU School of Engineering. These are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET. In addition, the Information Security and Cyber Defense program in the School of Information Security and Applied Computing (SISAC) is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.

“This accreditation is a huge achievement for the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate degree,” said Mohamed Qatu, Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology. “The CET School of Engineering directors and faculty have worked tirelessly to qualify for this accreditation, and it is a true reflection of the strength and quality of our engineering school and programs. The School of Engineering, Dr. Emad Y. Tanbour who led the effort, Dr. MacArthur LaMar Stewart, and Dr. Andrew Mansfield are all commended for their major achievement.”

The Mechanical Engineering program was established three years ago in response to the growing nationwide demand for engineers. The program is dedicated to preparing students for productive careers in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on design and materials. The program currently has more than 150 students, three primary faculty members, and three supporting faculty members.

The College of Engineering and Technology is housed in Sill Hall, which is currently undergoing a $40 million renovation to accommodate the expansion of engineering and other CET programs. Full completion is set November 2020.

For more information about EMU’s College of Engineering and Technology, visit the college’s homepage.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 18,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

September 15, 2020

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