Assuring a Quality Education

UA College of Engineering undergraduate degree programs, except Environmental Engineering and Architectural Engineering, are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Environmental Engineering and Architectural Engineering are the newest undergraduate degree programs. In January 2020, the University initiated the processes to obtain an accreditation evaluation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Based on the standard length of time required for such evaluations, an accreditation decision is anticipated by Fall Semester 2021.

ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates.

ABET accredits programs, not institutions. It provides specialized accreditation for postsecondary programs within degree-granting institutions already recognized by national or regional institutional accreditation agencies or national education authorities worldwide. 

ABET

Undergraduate Enrollment Trends

Plan Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Aerospace Engineering 114 137 140 155 140 150
Architectural Engineering       6 21 26
Biosystems Engineering 47 52 59 64 53 49
Biomedical Engineering 198 185 182 183 186 163
Chemical Engineering 211 244 247 245 275 258
Civil Engineering 111 118 132 132 122 123
Electrical & Computer Engineering 309 374 412 446 412 390
Engineering Management 59 75 73 72 49 48
Environmental Engineering   1 14 24 28 19
Industrial Engineering 59 60 64 92 159 218
Materials Science & Engineering 88 78 61 46 54 54
Mechanical Engineering 318 387 428 441 442 454
Mining Engineering 91 88 64 63 65 56
No Major Selected, Engineering * 958 930 804 663 712 791
Systems Engineering 89 102 111 118 150 141
Optical Sciences & Engineering 91 93 100 123 102 116

* New freshmen are admitted into “no major selected, engineering.” Students typically select a major by the end of their first year at the University, though they may delay selection until well into their second year of studies.

BS Degrees Awarded

Plans 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Aerospace Engineering 31 30 26 33 43 37
Architectural Engineering            
Biomedical Engineering 45 43 51 54 38 51
Biosystems Engineering 15 14 19 12 17 25
Chemical Engineering 49 35 70 74 65 83
Civil Engineering 39 33 39 36 43 41
Electrical & Computer Engineering 59 82 88 91 130 121
Engineering Management 32 21 16 24 31 15
Environmental Engineering       2 3 11
Industrial Engineering 19 22 19 22 24 32
Materials Science & Engineering 31 22 34 27 8 13
Mechanical Engineering 80 89 126 112 154 144
Mining Engineering 17 27 33 24 22 15
Optical Sciences & Engineering 35 25 26 19 40 19
Systems Engineering 19 28 35 40 29 61
Grand Total 479 * 474 * 583 * 570 647 668

* Grand Total includes degrees awarded in degree programs that have since been discontinued.

Objectives and Outcomes by Department

Biosystems Engineering

BS Biosystems Engineering
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Mapping of program outcomes to ABET 3A-K and program criteria [PDF]
Where our graduates go after graduation [PDF]

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

BS Aerospace Engineering
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BS Mechanical Engineering
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Biomedical Engineering

BS Biomedical Engineering
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Civil and Architectural Engineering and Mechanics

BS Civil Engineering
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Chemical and Environmental Engineering

BS Chemical Engineering
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Electrical and Computer Engineering

BS Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Environmental Engineering

BS Environmental Engineering
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Mining and Geological Engineering

BS Mining Engineering
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Where our graduates go after graduation [PDF]

Materials Science and Engineering

BS Materials Science and Engineering
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Where our graduates go after graduation [PDF]

Optical Sciences and Engineering

BS Optical Sciences and Engineering
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Where our graduates go after graduation [PDF]

Systems and Industrial Engineering

BS Industrial Engineering
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BS Systems Engineering
Program objectives [PDF]
Program outcomes [PDF]
Mapping of program outcomes to program objectives [PDF]
Mapping of courses and activities to program outcomes [PDF]
Where our graduates go after graduation [PDF]

BS Engineering Management
Program objectives [PDF]
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Mapping of program outcomes to program objectives [PDF]
Mapping of courses and activities to program outcomes [PDF]
Where our graduates go after graduation [PDF]