The Bilkent University Department of Mechanical Engineering is now fully accredited by ABET (the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology). The department has been engaged in the accreditation process since 2013, the first year that it graduated students. Mechanical Engineering joins the departments of Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Industrial Engineering as ABET-accredited programs at Bilkent.
Established in the USA in 1932 as the Engineers’ Council for Professional Development, ABET evaluates university engineering programs with the “goal of assuring confidence in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology education.”
ABET accreditation criteria cover all aspects of education, including curriculum, assessment, faculty qualifications and facilities.