ABET Accreditation

ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that is the internationally recognized accreditor of college and university programs, specializing in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

NNU's Bachelor of Science in Engineering program has been ABET accredited since it's first graduating class of 2014, meeting ABET’s rigorous standards. “This ABET ‘stamp of approval’ ensures that the education offered in our engineering program meets the international measure of high quality and that NNU’s graduates are well prepared to serve at the forefront of engineering careers both here in the Valley and around the globe,” says engineering program director Dr. Stephen Parke.

NNU has a 60-year history of providing a highest-quality engineering physics education, started in 1955 by Manhattan Project scientist Dr. Gilbert Ford. The department has over 350 alumni working in science and engineering fields around the globe. The NNU Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) program began in 2010. It is a multidisciplinary program focusing on broad engineering fundamentals and liberal arts, and includes a choice of concentrations in several engineering fields.

John Lonai, a 2015 NNU graduate who is an engineer at ON Semiconductor, says, “The NNU program has been well established and is doing a phenomenal job training its students to think critically as real engineers, including a humanitarian and ethical base.”

ABET allows university programs to better reflect current and future industry needs by guiding these programs through a continuous quality improvement process. Graduates from an ABET-accredited program have a solid educational foundation and are capable of leading the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public. They are also eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam prior to graduation as the first step on the way to licensure as a Professional Engineer.