UJ’s Engineering Programs Obtain ABET AccreditationThree bachelor’s degree programs offered by the University of Jordan (UJ) School of Engineering have been accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering programs are all now accredited by ABET until 2022. The school of Engineering is one of the few to obtain this accreditation outside of the US. ABET accreditation means that the three programs meet the quality standards of the profession that produce graduates who are prepared to enter a global workforce. The criteria for accrediting engineering technology programs include the programs' educational objectives, curricula, student performance, faculty, facilities, and institutional support. Continuous improvement in the quality of education provided is a key element for ABET. Through international accreditation, the School aims to increase professional and educational opportunities for its students and graduates. ABET is the accrediting body of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. It is a not-for-profit organization, owned and operated by more than 30 professional and technical member societies. An internationally respected organization with about 2,000 volunteers, ABET has set the higher-educational standards in its fields for nearly 80 years.