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Accreditation

Institutional

Wentworth Institute of Technology is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Inc., a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.

Accreditation of an institution by NEASC indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for assessment of institutional quality, periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by NEASC is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation by NEASC should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the association directly:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road, Suite 201
Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-1433
781-271-0022

Wentworth is also a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Council on Education, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the National Commission for Cooperative Education.

Degree Programs

College of Professional and Continuing Education

  • The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Building Construction Management (ABCM) is in Candidate status for accreditation with The American Council for Construction Education, ACCE.
  • The Bachelor of Science degree programs in Building Construction Management (BBCM) and Project Management (BPM) have received accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

Department of Architecture

  • The Master of Architecture program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

    In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor or Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

    Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

    Wentworth Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program(s):
  • M.Arch. (pre-professional degree + 36 graduate credits) 
  • Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2012.

    Department of Civil, Construction and Environment

    • The Bachelor of Science degree program in Construction Management (BCM) is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
    • The Bachelor of Science degree program in Civil Engineering Technology (BCET) is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET).

    Department of Design and Facilities

    • The Bachelor of Science professional degree program in Interior Design (BINT) is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
    • The Bachelor of Science degree program in Industrial Design (BIND) is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
    • The Bachelor of Science degree program in Facilities Planning & Management (BFPM) is an International Facility Management Association (IFMA) accredited program. It has also received accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

    Department of Electronics and Mechanical

    • The Bachelor of Science degree in Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC of ABET):
    • The Bachelor of Science Degrees in Computer Engineering Technology (BCOT), Electronic Engineering Technology (BEET) and Mechanical Engineering Technology (BMET) are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET).

    Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Management

    • The Bachelor of Science degree program in Management (BSM) has received accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

    Individuals may also contact the following Commissions directly:

    Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
    111 Market Place, Suite 1050
    Baltimore, Maryland 21202-4012
    Phone: 410-347-7700

    Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
    111 Market Place, Suite 1050
    Baltimore, Maryland 21202-4012

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