UAB hardhats. The University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

For more information about SACS accreditation, visit the SACS webpage at www.sacs.org.

What about ABET?

What about accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)? Typically, engineering graduate programs are not ABET accredited. ABET accreditation of the MEng with a concentration in Structural Engineering through the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) would require either:

  1. only accepting students from accredited engineering undergraduate degree programs, or
  2. requiring students without an ABET-accredited engineering undergraduate degree to take extensive baccalaureate-level coursework.

The Master of Engineering with a concentration in Structural Engineering is not ABET-accredited.