UJ’s Information Technology Programs Obtain ABET Accreditation

 

 

 

 

Two bachelor degree programs offered by the University of Jordan (UJ) in King Abdullah II School of Information Technology (KASIT) have been accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) on the 1st of October 2018.

 Computer Science and Computer Information Systems programs are both now accredited by ABET. KASIT is one of the few to obtain this accreditation outside the US. Moreover, ABET accreditation means that both programs meet the quality standards of the profession that produce graduates who are prepared to enter a global workforce.

 The criteria of ABET for accrediting computing 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, KASIT 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.​​