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|SUBJECT:||Memorials Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science awarded four-year accreditation of undergraduate co-operative programs|
|DATE:||July 3, 2013|
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland has been awarded full accreditation status to June 30, 2017 of its undergraduate co-operative programs in civil, computer, electrical, mechanical and process engineering by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). The facultys ocean and naval architectural engineering program received a six-year accreditation in 2011, which means that all six undergraduate engineering programs are now aligned to coincide together for the next CEAB accreditation review in 2017.
Accreditation is an essential requirement of our programs, said Dr. Greg Naterer, dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. This is great news for the faculty and for our students, in particular. It is especially good news for our process engineering program which received four years for its first accreditation. New programs normally receive three years for first-time accreditation, so it is an exceptional achievement for our new program to receive four years.
CEAB accreditation is recognized worldwide. It involves quantitative and qualitative evaluations of the curriculum, program environment and learning outcomes for undergraduate engineering programs in Canada. The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial has a long, proud history of accredited engineering co-operative education. It is dedicated to providing students with the very best quality of undergraduate engineering programs in Canada and around the world.
This was a great team effort and a major accomplishment for our faculty, said Dr. Naterer. The accreditation process is a vigorous one and involves a lot of hard work and preparation. I want to thank everyone who contributed, especially Andy Fisher, associate dean, undergraduate studies; Faisal Khan, chair, process engineering; as well as Darryl Pike and Nicole Devereaux. We are very proud of our undergraduate programs and students.
The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board 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. Learn more at email@example.com.
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For further information, please contact Jackey Locke, communications co-ordinator, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University, at (709) 864-8287, 691-5027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.