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Updated: 16/09/2014 09:39, Counter: 1034

The Computer Science and Computer Engineering at Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City) have successfully accredited by ABET from September 2014 to September 2020.

The two fields achieved the highest rank of accreditation (First rank: two-year accreditation and re-evaluation, the second: two-year accreditation and submission of self-assessment for re-consideration and acknowledgement, the third: six – year accreditation).

Ms. Phan Thi Binh, Vice Director of Center for Educational Testing and Quality Assurance – Vietnam National University HCMC reported that Faculty of Computer Science, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology has improved ABET-accredited training program under the framework of “Enhancing training and research capacity Project” since 2008. When the project completed, ABET evaluators provided their advice on the improvement of the two abovementioned fields.

In November, 2013, ABET team conducted their accreditation for Computer Science and Computer Engineering at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology. These are the first two ABET accredited fields.

ABET council consists of 4 commissions. The two fields were accredited by 2 commissions: Computer Accreditation Commission (CAC) and Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC). ABET includes 8 general criteria: students, program educational objectives, student outcomes, continuous improvement, curriculum, faculty, facilities and institutional support. Besides, each training program requires different sets of standards for knowledge and professional abilities by the time of graduation.

Currently, there 300 accredited programs from 670 universities in 24 countries. In Southeast Asia in addition to Vietnam, Indonesia (3 programs), Philippines (3 programs), Singapore (1 program) have been accredited.

ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology) is a non-governmental organization which accredits educational programs. ABET was established in 1932 by the Engineering Council for Professional Development (ECPD) in the United States. This is a prestigious institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) & other assessment organizations. 

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