ABET accredits 8 engineering and computer science programs at UWM, adding Biomedical to the group

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ABET (the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) recently accredited UWM’s Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering Program, offered through the College of Engineering & Applied Science. In addition, ABET has re-accredited the following UWM engineering and computer science programs: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Accreditation from ABET—a nonprofit, non-governmental agency—assures undergraduate programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies.

This is the first time that ABET accreditation has been sought for the Biomedical Engineering Program, which has grown significantly over the past several years.

UWM’s Biomedical Engineering Program emphasizes engineering design to prepare students for careers in biomedical industries—or for launching startups—in this fast-growing field, says Dev Misra, professor of biomedical engineering and chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department-like body. Misra led the accreditation process.

For undergraduate students, the new accreditation confirms that the college has added a strong option to its well-established mix of degree programs.