In general, the accreditation of a program recognizes and acknowledges the value of transforming a student into a capable engineer with sound knowledge of fundamentals and an acceptable level of professional competence. The accreditation process is also significant as a means of promoting quality by encouraging healthy competition among different degree programs at the same institution and among similar programs at different institutions.
The specific objectives of accreditation are as follows:
aTo ensure that graduates acquire the attributes required to meet national and international standards;
bTo assist all stakeholders in identifying specific engineering education programs that meet national and international standards; and
cTo provide a mechanism for the continual improvement of existing engineering programs through evaluation and feedback.