OSWEGO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — SUNY Oswego’s engineering programs earn prestigious global validation being recognized ABET accreditation.

The school’s Bachelor of Science degree programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and Software Engineering (SE) have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

ABET is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

“There was the Oswego Today, which all the students get in the mail, and the headline was Engineering Program Accredited and I was super excited and I sent it off to my parents because I know that’s something they really cared about,” says SUNY Oswego Software Engineering Senior Cedric Hansen.

SUNY Oswego Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Adrian Ieta, remembers coming to the campus about eight years ago when there was no engineering program at the school.

About the accreditation, he says, “I think it’s an immense achievement for us and for the College steering in a very different direction in the engineering field.”

This accreditation is not just meaningful for SUNY Oswego but also companies in Central New York who are in need of top-flight talent.

“Some companies will not even look at you if your program is not accredited yet,” says SUNY Oswego Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Scott Furlong.

Hansen adds, “Having that here is obviously huge because it means it will make my job search a lot easier.”

The accreditation can be used retroactively by students who have graduated from the programs two years prior to the ABET campus visit.

In the case of SUNY Oswego it covers most every engineering graduate in the school’s short time offering these programs.

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