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Faculty receives full and maximum accreditation

September 2, 2013 — 

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba is pleased to announce that all five BSc Engineering programs offered by the Faculty have had accreditation renewed for the maximum term of six years from the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).

“This accreditation outcome is the result of the collective effort of virtually everyone in the Faculty of Engineering,” says Dr. Jonathan Beddoes, Dean of Engineering. “Accreditation for the maximum possible six years is a strong affirmation by the Accreditation Board of the high calibre of the engineering programs offered at the University of Manitoba. With this result in hand the Faculty will continue efforts to further refine the engineering programs and enhance the experience of all engineering students.”

The CEAB was established by Engineers Canada in 1965 to accredit undergraduate engineering programs that provide the academic requirements necessary for licensure as a professional engineer in Canada. Through the Accreditation Board’s activities, the Canadian criteria and procedures for accrediting undergraduate engineering programs are now recognized around the world.

“The Baccalaureate degree programs in Biosystems, Civil, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manitoba are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of Engineers Canada.”[Official letter from CEAB]

The Canadian accreditation program is respected worldwide as one of the most rigorous programs of its kind. The accreditation process includes an accreditation visit and a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the curriculum content to ensure that it meets the minimum criteria. The CEAB may grant (or extend) accreditation of a program for a period of up to six years or it may deny accreditation altogether.

 

 

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