Computer science program earns ABET accreditation
The Department of Computer Science at Wayne State University officially received accreditation through the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The six-year accreditation has been retroactively applied to October 1, 2018.
“Securing ABET accreditation on our first attempt demonstrates the commitment of our faculty to a high-quality education for our students,” said Department Chair Loren Schwiebert. “We are excited to have accomplished this important goal, as attending an ABET accredited program offers students external validation of the quality of the education they will receive.”
The College of Engineering offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in computer science. Last fall, a total of 897 students were enrolled in computer science courses, and during the 2018-19 academic year 121 students earned their degrees. There are 23 tenured and tenure-track faculty members as well as five lecturers in the department, which collects between $2 and $3 million in research and development expenditures annually.