The accreditation process is peer review and voluntary process through which higher education institutions evaluate periodically their educational programs. To ensure high quality of educational programs, the accreditation process requires measured outputs which can be compared to clear and well-defined standards. The accreditation process is utilized to establish clearly the instructional goals and objectives, and to enhance program contents and improve program delivery methods.


Therefore, the School of Engineering at the University of Jordan adopts a well-defined and dynamic strategic planning to satisfy the goals of quality assurance through the application of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET, http://www.abet.org) criteria.


ABET is a USA non-profit organization which is established in 1932 under the name: “Engineers' Council for Professional Development”. It is the primary organization which is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and certifying the quality of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology education. Currently, ABET accredits over 3,700 programs in applied science, engineering, and technology at more than 700 colleges and universities worldwide. The ABET criteria include students, educational program objectives, students’ outcomes, continuous improvement, curriculum, faculty, facilities and institutional support.


Although all the engineering programs offered by the school of engineering are accredited by the Higher Education Accreditation Commission HEAC, http://www.heac.org.jo, they are all accredited by the Engineering Accreditation commission ​ABET, http://www.abet.org (Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering). This accreditation is effective until 2022.