|Accreditation, Recognition, and Certification|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
All of UAB's graduate programs are accredited by SACS, the US Dept. of Education's sanctioned accrediting body for the southeast region.
Typically, graduate programs in Engineering are not EAC/ABET accredited. ABET accreditation of the ASEM concentration of the Masters of Engineering Program through the EAC would require either (1) only accepting students from accredited engineering undergraduate degree programs or (2) requiring students without an accredited engineering undergraduate degree to take extensive baccalaureate-level coursework.
The ASEM Master of Engineering Program will not pursue ABET accreditation due to the diverse backgrounds of its students.
We are not eligible to apply for accreditation through the Applied Science Accreditation Commission because the degree name is Master of Engineering. The Applied Sciences Division will not review any engineering program.
ASEM is not eligible for ATMAE accreditation because the degree name is Master of Engineering. ATMAE will only accept an application if the degree name is changed to Master of Applied Engineering. The Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama has approved the existing degree name, and we will not change it.
ASEM is recognized in ASSE’s Academic Program Directory.
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
ASEM is recognized in BCSP’s Academic Program Directory.
UAB’s Master of Engineering in ASEM satisfies the academic requirement for the CSP certification.
Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) program
GSP applicants are required to have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a program holding safety accreditation by ABET’s Applied Science Accreditation Commission. UAB’s Master of Engineering in ASEM does not satisfy that requirement (see ABET information above).