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Bill Brooks <[log in to unmask]>
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Bill Brooks <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 23 Jul 1997 10:54:00 -0700
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Last time, on Tue, 22 Jul 1997, Michael Feldman wrote:

> I'm not an IEEE member, just the IEEE Computer Society.
> Can you summarize for us?

Sure. The article was entitled "ABET asks IEEE to look at software
engineering accreditation". Greg Gillespie, editor, was the author.
Leaving aside the acronym expansion, it basically said that George
Peterson, executive director of ABET, asked IEEE to provide a feasibility
study on accrediting software engineering in the U.S.

The article noted that state licensing authorities generally recognize
ABET-accredited engineering programs for full educational credit
towards satisfaction of state Professional Engineer licensure

Accreditation criteria have been an on-going task of a subcommittee of
the IEEE Committee on Engineering Accreditation Activities(You might
have seen references to this groups work in _Software Engineering
Notes_ over the last two years).

The article quoted Bill Carroll, head of the subcommittee, as saying he
plans to submit the report to ABET sometime this month. Then there
will be the usual one-year public review, during which organizations
and individuals can register suggestions or concerns. So this means
that accreditation criteria can be implemented Fall 1998 at the

> Is this an undergraduate or masters program ?

The article quotes Carroll as saying that most software engineering
programs are offered at the Master's level, so there's an interest in
starting accreditation at that level.

Hope this helps.