UND Engineering programs receive accreditation


David L. Dodds

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College of Engineering & Mines


The Dean of the University of North Dakota College of Engineering and Mines (CEM) announced recently all of the College’s engineering undergraduate programs (chemical, civil, electrical, geology & geological, mechanical, and petroleum) have received accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, a major nonprofit, nongovernmental accrediting body.

Hesham El-Rewini, dean of the College, said all of the programs were reviewed for accreditation by ABET last November.

In a note to his College faculty and staff members, dated Sept. 6, El-Rewini offered his congratulations.

“I’d like to take this happy opportunity to thank all of you for your hard work to make this great outcome possible,” he wrote.

El-Rewini also took time to highlight coordinators of each of the College’s academic units for their instrumental roles in securing accreditations. Those individuals are Associate Professor and Thomas C. Owens Endowed Fellow Frank Bowman (chemical engineering), retired Associate Professor Harvey Gullicks (civil engineering), Associate Professor Sima Noghanian (electrical engineering), Professor Dexter Perkins (geology & geological engineering), Assistant Professor I-Hsuan Ho (geology & geological engineering), Associate Professor Marcellin Zahui (mechanical engineering), Bailey Bubach (petroleum engineering) and Assistant Professor Kegang Ling (petroleum engineering).

El-Rewini said the College is planning an event to celebrate the accreditation of all the programs.

The College’s next accreditation visit is slated to take place in the Fall of 2021.

ABET has been accrediting college and university engineering programs for more than 80 years and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.