New CSU–Pueblo engineering program earns ABET accreditation


The engineering program at Colorado State University-Pueblo received good news last week from its professional accreditation association. The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) has accredited the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program at CSU-Pueblo. The action is retroactively effective to include all previous graduates. The newly accredited degree is in addition to the already accredited Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering.
 
“Engineering accreditation is always a long process, but we moved through the process as quickly as is allowed,” said Jane M. Fraser, chair of the Department of Engineering. “This accreditation honors our commitment to continuous improvement of our engineering programs – to better serve our students, employers, and our community.”
 
County Commissioner Jeff Chostner emphasized the importance of engineering education for the continued prosperity of the Pueblo area.

“I congratulate the CSU-Pueblo Department of Engineering on this recent accomplishment.  Retention and expansion of technically based companies depends on having excellent educational programs such as this available locally,” Chostner said. “Educational opportunities such as this engineering program are essential to Pueblo’s future, its increased prosperity, and creating the quality community we all want.” 

Robert Florom, assistant vice president of engineering services at TTCI, Inc., said he is particularly pleased with the department’s mechatronics specialization, which combines mechanical and electrical engineering with computer controls, an excellent choice for the future.
 
Phil Sheehan, director of carbon engineering for Goodrich, said his company has benefitted from its relationship with CSU-Pueblo and the Department of Engineering in particular.

“Congratulations to the CSU-Pueblo team.  I am excited over the growth and energy that continues at the university. Goodrich employees have benefited from our relationship with CSU-Pueblo, and I look forward to continuing our close working relationship with the Department of Engineering,” Sheehan said.

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