General Information

Mail: University of Houston
Cullen College of Engineering
E421 Engineering Bldg 2, Houston, TX 77204-4007
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Email: info [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] edu

Accreditation

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ABET Accreditation

The undergraduate programs in chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org/.

The undergraduate programs in biomedical and petroleum engineering are relatively new and accreditation of these programs will be sought after an appropriate number of students have graduated.

Program Educational Objectives for Academic Programs

The criteria used to accredit engineering programs have undergone major revisions in recent years. The criteria require that each program for which an institution seeks accreditation or reaccreditation must have in place:

  • detailed published educational objectives that are consistent with the mission of the institution and these criteria
  • a process based on the needs of the program's various constituencies in which the objectives are determined and periodically evaluated
  • a curriculum and processes that ensure the achievement of these objectives

Educational objectives for our B.S. programs in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are described below. These objectives were formulated by the department faculties and have been developed with input from various constituencies such as advisory boards and students. We seek your comments and suggestions regarding possible modifications to these objectives. Please provide these via e-mail to the responsible administrator for the particular program at the addresses listed below. Thank you in advance for your suggestions and comments.

Program Educational Objectives

We establish the following Program Educational objectives:

  • Our graduates will be prepared to pursue advanced studies in biomedical engineering or in other disciplines if they so choose.
  • Our graduates will meet or exceed the expectations of their employers in the biomedical engineering workplace, or in other professional careers of their choosing.
  • Our graduates will engage in self-development activities that will allow them to adapt to evolving technical challenges and changing career opportunities.

Direct your comments to makay [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Metin Akay), Chair

Prepare graduates who will:

  • meet or exceed the evolving expectations of employers, particularly in the energy and chemical industries,
  • pursue life-long learning and development, especially through advanced studies, and
  • become future leaders in industry, academe or government.

Direct your comments to ramanan [at] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti), Chair

UH CE Program graduates will

  • meet or exceed the expectations of their employers in the public and private sectors, and
  • continue to develop professionally by pursuing licensure, graduate and professional studies and/or continuing education.

Direct your comments to belarbi [at] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Abdeldjelil "DJ" Belarbi), Chair

  • Our graduates will meet or exceed the expectations of their employers in the computer engineering workplace, or in other professional careers of their choosing
  • Our graduates will be prepared to pursue advanced studies in computer engineering or in other disciplines if they so choose.
  • Our graduates will engage in self-development activities that will allow them to adapt to evolving technical challenges and changing career opportunities.

Direct your comments to broysam [at] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Badri Roysam), Chair

  • Our graduates will meet or exceed the expectations of their employers in the electrical engineering workplace, or in other professional careers of their choosing.
  • Our graduates will be prepared to pursue advanced studies in electrical engineering or in other disciplines if they so choose.
  • Our graduates will engage in self-development activities that will allow them to adapt to evolving technical challenges and changing career opportunities.

Direct your comments to broysam [at] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Badri Roysam), Chair

  • Provide the knowledge and skill set for graduates to meet or exceed the expectations of the industrial engineering profession with respect to professional knowledge, responsibilities, and advancement.
  • Prepare graduates to pursue advanced studies in industrial engineering or in other disciplines if they so choose.

Direct your comments to ginolim [at] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Gino Lim), Chair

  • To produce graduates who will be able to secure, to maintain, and to change professional employment or to gain placement in post-graduate education, if and when desired.

Direct your comments to psharma [at] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Pradeep Sharma), Chair

Proposed Petroleum Engineering ABET Program Educational Objectives:

  • Graduates will address the challenges of the world's energy needs by practices that are environmentally sensitive, socially responsible, ethical, and safe.
  • Graduates will exceed the evolving expectations of employers in the petroleum and energy industries.
  • Graduates will pursue lifelong professional learning and development to sustain industry leading skills.
  • Graduates will be leaders in industry, academe, and government.

Direct your comments to tkholley [at] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Thomas Holley), Program Director