The Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science has received notification of the initial accreditation for two of its undergraduate degree programs: The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science was accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering was accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
ABET is the global accreditor of university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. Accreditation verifies that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which it prepares graduates.
“We have always believed in the strength of our curriculum,” said Dr. Krishnan Pillaipakkamnatt, chair of the Department of Computer Science. “Obtaining ABET’s stamp of accreditation further validates the quality of our programs. Our students and alumni can be justifiably proud of their academic credentials.”
The accreditation process involved a comprehensive self-study report that was evaluated by an ABET review team and based on eight criteria – student performance, educational objectives, student outcomes, established processes for evaluating student performance, quality of the curriculum, faculty expertise, labs and facilities and institutional support.
Assessment data was collected over the course of two years and the entire accreditation process took three years to complete.
To learn more about the Fred DeMatteis School engineering and computer science programs, visit hofstra.edu/engineering.