Accreditation Criteria

Accreditation Criteria

Accreditation Criteria adopted by IABEE follow an outcome-based accreditation model which ensures the students achieve certain learning outcomes (knowledge, skill, and attitudes) needed to the practice of engineering profession upon graduation.The criteria applicable for a bachelor-level engineering or computing program are classified into two categories, namely Common Criteria and Discipline Criteria. The Common Criteria are elaborated further in the Criteria Guide and are composed with the intention of assuring the quality of  education and to foster a systematic continual quality improvement that satisfies the need of its constituencies in a dynamic and competitive environment.

Common Criteria and Criteria Guide are applicable for all disciplines. The Discipline Criteria, on the other hand, provide specific requirements in the area of curricular topics and faculty qualifications for the interpretation of the baccalaureate level as applicable to a given discipline. An engineering or computing program seeking accreditation from IABEE shall clearly demonstrate the fulfillment of all applicable criteria.

Common Criteria, Criteria Guide, and Discipline Criteria are referred to as the Accreditation Criteria. So far, IABEE has produced the following Accreditation Criteria documents, which were used for conducting evaluation of accreditation since 2016 (for engineering) and 2017 (for computing) cycles:

  • Common Criteria and Criteria Guide for engineering programs (v2016-2019)
  • Common Criteria and Criteria Guide for computing programs (v2017-2019)
  • Discipline Criteria for engineering programs (v2016-2019)
  • Discipline Criteria for computing programs (v2017-2019)

IABEE has recently updated the Accreditation Criteria to be used for accreditation evaluation from 2020 Evaluation Cycle onward. The documents are available for download: