Western Washington University’s bachelor’s degree programs in Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Plastics & Composites Engineering have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.
ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.
“Achieving accreditation for these new engineering programs is the result of a lot of work by a lot of people,” said Jeff Newcomer, chair of Western’s Engineering and Design Department. “I’m very pleased for our students and especially for the graduates of all three programs, for they were the ones who had faith in our ability to successfully get the programs accredited. It was a true team effort, and I’m very proud of the work that was done by the team.”