Spotlight on Accreditation

Featured News and Content puts a spotlight on recent news, resources, and activities within the world of engineering and computing program accreditation.  We feature stories that will help site visitors gain a little more perspective on the process and benefits of program accreditation.  The most recent spotlight is accessible from our homepage, while an archive of articles is searchable below.

Spotlight Articles

Indonesia and Mexico now full signatories of the Washington Accord.

In 2022, two accrediting bodies have been advanced to full signatory status in the Washington Accord, and one was added provisionally.

India Encourages Majority of Programs to be Accredited

India's AICTE requires universities to accredit at least 60% of their programs by the National Board of Accreditation....but are all universities following the guidelines?

Engineering. Making Life Happen.

The organization which accredits engineering programs in Australia, Engineers Australia, has launched a promotional campaign to showcase the pivotal role of engineering to society and the profound effects it has on our lives.

Ethics Report and Survey Issued by Engineering Council

A new engineering ethics report, seeks to ensure that ethical culture and practice become embedded in the engineering profession in the same way as health and safety considerations.

Recommended Changes to Criteria Released for Review

ABET has shared some changes they are considering for engineering, engineering technology and computing accreditation criteria.

Hallmarks of a Good Program Accreditation System

Explore some of the desired characteristics of good accreditation systems.

Five Standard Approaches to Accreditation

Explore the various approaches to program accreditation and learn about five models used globally.

Repository of Historical Program Accreditation Documents has compiled several documents which provide insight into the history of global engineering and computing program accreditation.

Spotlight on the Seoul Accord

The Seoul Accord is a multi-lateral mutual-recognition agreement among agencies responsible for accreditation or recognition of computing and IT-related qualifications.

Emerging Trends in Global Program Accreditation

As new accrediting bodies emerge, and as accords and mutual recognition agreements grow, several trends appear to characterize accrediting bodies within engineering, technology, and computing in the last decade.