UW-Green Bay’s Mechanical Engineering program receives ABET accreditation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 5, 2023
Green Bay, WI – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Richard J. Resch School of Engineering’s Mechanical Engineering program has received national accreditation. The bachelor’s of science degree in Mechanical Engineering has 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 assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.
“Receiving this accreditation will benefit our current and future students enrolled in these programs,” said John Katers, dean of the College for Science, Engineering and Technology which includes the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering. “Students seek out accredited programs in engineering knowing that when they graduate, they will have a more direct path to receiving national licensure and certification. Additionally, it demonstrates to business and industry that graduates from these programs have received the best possible education based on a comprehensive, third-party review.”
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.
Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities, and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia and government, with expertise in the ABET disciplines.
The Richard J. Resch School of Engineering is dedicated to providing the highest level of instruction, combined with hands-on learning to give engineering students the knowledge and skills needed within today’s regional workforce. “Obtaining this accreditation signifies that the Resch School of Engineering is committed to achieving the highest standards,” said Katers, “and that graduates from our programs will be well-qualified innovators, with the skills necessary to have immediate impact. The ABET accreditation for the mechanical engineering program also demonstrates the commitment and dedication of our faculty and staff, with Prof. Patricia Terry serving as the chair of the Resch School of Engineering, and Prof. Jagadeep Thota serving as chair of engineering. I am also particularly proud that the ABET review listed the program strengths as being the new and renovated spaces, the exceptional collection of equipment, and the local industry support for internships, co-ops and employment that provides students with practical industry experience and substantially enhances their engineering education.”
ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization with ISO 9001:2015 certification. It currently accredits 4,361 programs at 850 colleges and universities in 41 countries and areas. More information about ABET, its member societies and the accreditation criteria used to evaluate programs can be found at www.abet.org.
About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 9,600 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 80,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre- college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2021, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.