SUNY Oswego’s Bachelor of Science degree programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and Software Engineering (SE) have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET—the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.
“ABET accreditation affirms that Oswego’s engineering programs meet rigorous industry standards,” said SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley. “Our state-of-the-art labs and facilities, highly skilled and involved faculty, and rigorous curriculum have all contributed to this ‘best practices’ recognition—a testament to how Oswego prepares our students to graduate from an ABET-accredited program, enter critical STEM fields and lead the way in innovation and emerging technologies.”
ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical engineering fields. Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision and safety are of the utmost importance.
Following a rigorous review of self-study reports prepared and submitted by SUNY Oswego for the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Software Engineering programs, the EAC (made up of engineering faculty from other accredited, highly reputable engineering programs) visited the campus in fall 2018 for an intense three-day visit, before making its official decision in August 2019.
“ABET accreditation enhances my degree and verifies that my educational experience at Oswego was of the highest quality,” said Sushmita Banerjee ’19. “As a student at SUNY Oswego, I benefited from engineering and computer science faculty who pushed me forward, were constantly present and provided individual attention and care to ensure that I (and my fellow students) succeeded.”
Banerjee praised Oswego for preparing her well and recalled how the college assisted her in securing an internship her sophomore year with Ahold Delhaize (one of the world’s largest food retail groups and leader in supermarkets and e-commerce/sustainable retailing). The company hired Banerjee as a front-end developer at its Massachusetts office upon her graduation from SUNY Oswego in May.
Oswego’s ECE program provides a well-rounded competitive engineering education that delves into five high-demand concentration areas of embedded systems, robotics, biomedical instrumentation, modern energy systems and wireless communication systems. Oswego’s SE program—the first of its kind in the entire State University of New York system—provides a systems-oriented curriculum that encompasses software requirements, design, construction, testing, maintenance, configuration management, engineering management, engineering process, tools and quality assurance.
For more information about ABET, visit abet.org/accreditation.
For more information, view SUNY Oswego’s Engineering Accreditation video or visit oswego.edu/engineering.
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