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Accreditation Criteria

Oklahoma State is proud to have its Electrical Engineering Technology program accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,  http://www.abet.org.


The following is an excerpt from an ABET pamphlet describing accreditation criteria.
Program Criteria for Electrical/Electronic(s) Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Programs Submitted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

  1. Applicability
    These program criteria apply to engineering technology programs including "electrical," "electronic(s)," and similar modifiers in their titles, leading to either an associate or a bachelor's degree.
  2. Curriculum
    1. Technical Sciences
      Technical science courses must be applications-oriented with a majority having an accompanying laboratory with emphasis on measurement, data collection and analysis, documentation, and written/oral report preparation/presentation. Course work must include the fundamentals of electricity/electronics and principles of circuit analysis.
    2. Technical Specialties
      1. Technical skills and techniques courses must include, as appropriate to the program emphasis, instruction in electrical/electronic devices, electrical machinery, digital fundamentals, and microprocessors. Courses at the associate degree level must prepare the student for immediate employment, but must include sufficient foundation to enable the student to continue in upper-division studies without penalty. Upper-division work must complement and expand lower-division work.
      2. Technical design courses must stress the use of manuals, handbooks and materials/equipment specifications, and computers where applicable.
    3. Basic Sciences and Mathematics
      1. The basic sciences must include physics (with laboratory) presented in a rigorous algebra/trigonometry environment (as a minimum).
      2. A minimum sequence in mathematics is college-level algebra, trigonometry, and an introduction to calculus. Baccalaureate programs must include differential/integral calculus, and instruction in applied differential equations is strongly encouraged. Linear programming, numerical methods, and probability/statistics are other appropriate electives.