ABET is a not-for-profit, non-governmental accrediting agency for programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology and they are recognized as an accreditor by the US Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates. They accredit programs, not institutions. They provide specialized accreditation for post-secondary programs within degree-granting institutions already recognized by national or regional institutional accreditation agencies or national education authorities worldwide.
The ABET accreditation process is carried out by four accreditation commissions. Each commission sets accreditation standards for specific program areas and degree levels. For engineering programs it is done by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC). The accreditation process is rigorous and voluntary, and we have chosen to go through it to ensure that we provide high quality engineering education. The benefits are many, which include recognition of our commitment to quality, peer-review that provides insights from professional reviewers of how to improve our programs, and better access to our graduates who seek further education or work abroad.
The EAC of ABET has accredited all our undergraduate engineering programs at Kuwait University since 2006. Previously and from 1990, they were evaluated by ABET as being substantially equivalent to similar programs in the United States.
Our undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET: