• ABET - Engineering Accreditation Commission



Rowan University’s Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (  We first received our accreditation in 2002, after our first class completed the program, and we have maintained accreditation through to the present.

What is ABET?

ABET stands for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and is a non-governmental organization that evaluates post-secondary programs in science, computing, and engineering to ensure the program meets a quality standard essential to prepare graduates to enter the workforce.

How does ABET Evaluate Programs?

The accreditation process involves an extensive review of samples of student work on tests and assignments, syllabi and textbooks used in courses delivered by the program. Each component of the program is measured against the criteria established by ABET for adequate preparation for students entering the workforce. Many of these criteria are presented below in the Mechanical Engineering Department’s mission, program educational objectives, and student outcomes. For a full list of ABET evaluation process and criteria please visit


Program Goals & Objectives