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I went to a Big-10 engineering school, but got a BSE in an interdisciplinary engineering program that wasn't ABET-certified. I went on to get master's and doctoral degrees in science, and I'm now tenure-track faculty with a teaching and research appointment at an engineering department in New York state. Any suggestions as to the most straightforward way to get authorization to take the FE, and later PE, exams?
I graduated from the UK with an honors degree in 1988. Since residing in the US I have experienced difficulties progressing my career as a direct result of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) unfair and unjust cut-off date for accrediting graduates. ABET with other signatories setup the accreditation system under the Washington Accord in 1989, which happens to be one year after I graduated. My degree is accredited in the UK by the Engineering Council; ironically they were one of the signatories who together with ABET set up the Washington Accord. It beggars belief that ABET has intentionally left earlier graduates out of the accreditation process...makes me wonder who they are protecting because it can’t be the employers after eliminating thousands of experienced engineers! So who is it they protected when they excluded all those before 1989? ABET would have reasonably known that immigrants of earlier graduation years will be arriving in the to work. ABET should have at least issued employers with an advisory explaining that their accreditation system is limited and nonexclusive, also touching on age discrimination. Other graduates from many years before me should also be considered when a system was being set up and monopolized by an organization. I have suffered emotionally and financially because employers incorrectly believe ABET is a fair assessor of qualifications. I am still struggling to progress my engineering career and would like others in a similar situation to help me start a class action lawsuit. If you know how I should go about this please let me know. Also, do you know where else is suitable I could post this message? Please email me on email@example.com Thank you, George
I major in Architectural Engineering in South Korea. But I got interested in double major so I abandoned ABET 2yrs ago. I'm having a hard time to proceed NCEES credential evaluation. NCEES said foreign engineering student must have these: A. 32 college semester credit hours of higher mathematics and basic sciences B. 16 college semester credit hours in a general education component that complements the technical content of the curriculum C. 48 college semester credit hours of engineering science and engineering design Courses shall be taught within the college/faculty of engineering and shall have their roots in mathematics and basic sciences I have lack of time in engineering design courses because of double major. So I want to ask how much likely no ABET holders can get approved by NCEES as an applicable FE tester. Will there be any states suitable for my academic background?
Hey guys. So I got my employer take care of the fee for FE Review Class. I will register for the January to February 2017 Civil FE review from School of PE. I'm planning to take the exam in NY. So here's my background: BS Civil Engg graduate from the Philippines. My school is currently ABET accredited but I'm not sure if they were already during my time. I graduated in 1996. Have total of roughly 19 yrs engineering/construction experience: First 8 yrs in the Phils. Next 5 yrs in the Middle East Last 6 here in the US. My specialization for most of my 19 yrs is in Project Mgmt/Project Controls - mainly cost, scheduling and project coordination. Questions are: Are my credentials considered ABET accredited in case my school wasn't ABET yet during my time? I read from NCEES that, if you graduated from an ABET school, you do not need to obtain approval to sit in an exam and can register immediately for the exam. In case it will be classified as non-ABET, is my 6 yrs US experience enough? Will NYS consider my experience outside the US? Will my experience be an issue since I spent most years in Project Controls? Considering all the above, should I start my application now even before I start the review classes? How long does it usually take to get approval to take the exam? Thanks in advance guys. Really appreciate the help.