Engineering is that profession in which knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences, gained by study, experience, and practice, is applied, with judgment, to develop ways to use economically the materials and force of nature for the benefit mankind.
Admission to the engineering profession is normally through a university undergraduate program in one of the disciplines of engineering. Curricular criteria are established by academic and industrial representatives that serve on ABET, Inc., which is the accredited board for engineering and technology programs. The curricular criteria under which Akron's Engineering programs are currently accredited are:
In addition, the ABET 2000 Criteria requires that (1) each program shall make a formal assessment of each student's ABET Required Abilities and (2) that a process must exist by which the student assessments can be used to modify the educational delivery process. The ABET Required Student Abilities are:
All the undergraduate programs: The Biomedical Engineering Program, Chemical Engineering Program, Civil Engineering Program, Electrical Engineering Program, Computer Engineering Program, and Mechanical Engineering Program are ABET, Inc. accredited programs.
The University of Akron
College of Engineering
Auburn Science & Engineering Center
Akron, OH 44325-3901