The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org), the recognized U.S. accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. Accreditation ensures the quality of the postsecondary education students receives.
In 2022, the Computer Science program in the Faculty of Computer and Information Technology at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) of the United States of America. By this achievement, the undergraduate degree offered by the department of Computer Science at JUST is similar to those offered by any US ABET-accredit university.
ABET evaluates all aspects related to the program applying for accreditation, which includes.
- Program Educational Objectives
- Program Educational Outcomes
- Continuous Improvement
- Program Criteria
The first step in ABET accreditation is that an institution requests an evaluation of its program(s). Each program then conducts an internal evaluation and completes a Self-Study Report (SSR). The SSR documents whether students, curriculum, faculty, administration, facilities, and institutional support meet the established criteria set by ABET. While the program conducts its self-examination, the appropriate ABET commission forms an evaluation team to visit the campus. A team chair and one or more program evaluators make up the evaluation team. Team members are volunteers from academe, government, and industry, as well as private practices.
During the on-campus visit, the evaluation team reviews course materials, student projects, and sample assignments and interviews students, faculty, and administrators. The team investigates whether the criteria are met and tackles any questions raised in the SSR.