The School of Engineering & Computational Sciences is currently in the process of pursuing ABET Accreditation.
According to the ABET mission and strategic plan
ABET serves the public through the promotion and advancement of education in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. ABET will:
ABET's review panels and standards-setting committees are made up of professionals and practitioners in the applied sciences which collectively represent decades of experience and wisdom in the field.
Are the programs under Liberty University’s School of Engineering and Computational Sciences accredited?
Yes, all of our engineering degrees are fully accredited. Liberty University, including the School of Engineering and Computational Sciences, is fully accredited by SACS, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This is the same accrediting body which accredits Virginia Tech, UVA, and most other large schools in the mid-Atlantic and as far south as Florida. We would not be able to offer these degrees at all had we not received approval of the curriculum and facilities from SACS. LU has been a Level IV accredited school by SACS since 1980.
What prgrams are ABET accredited in the School of Engineering and Computational Sciences?
The following programs are ABET accredited:
What other programs are seeking ABET accreditation?
Why is ABET accreditation so important?
ABET accreditation is assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. An accredited engineering program must meet the quality standards set by the engineering profession and an accredited computer science and information systems programs must meet the quality standards set by the computing profession.
For the School of Engineering and Computational Sciences at Liberty, the biggest difference ABET accreditation will make is for those planning on furthering their education. Most every graduate program in engineering requires an ABET-approved undergraduate degree.
If you have a desire to study beyond a baccalaureate, this will be important for you. When we launch a master's degree in engineering, it will also be an important acclaim for our graduate students to be studying at a school where the individual programs have achieved ABET accreditation.