Baylor Engineering Programs Reaccredited

Aug. 28, 2013

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WACO, Texas (Aug. 27, 2013) - Baylor University is proud to announce that its three engineering programs--engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering--were recently reaccredited by ABET. ABET currently accredits more than 3,100 applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology programs throughout the globe.

"I am extremely pleased that our engineering programs were reaccreditation by ABET. Accreditation is particularly important for our students," said Dennis O'Neal, dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science. "Graduating from an ABET accredited program is also one of the requirements for obtaining a professional license as an engineer."

First accredited in 1989, Baylor's engineering programs comprise more than 600 undergraduate and graduate students. Its more than 30 faculty members teach and conduct research across all three engineering disciplines. For more information about the School of Engineering and Computer Science, visit www.baylor.edu/ecs.

by Rachel Miller, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

With more than 10 percent of Baylor University's freshman class pursuing major courses of study in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, the focus remains on preparing graduates for professional practice and responsible leadership with a Christian world view. ECS majors include bioinformatics, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, general engineering, and mechanical engineering. Among ECS graduate programs are master of science degrees in all disciplines, a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering, and several dual degree programs. The Teal Residential College for Engineering and Computer Science, in which students and faculty live, fosters the pursuit of wisdom, academic excellence and meaningful relationships for the development of diverse, innovative leaders.

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