The North South University (NSU) and all its academic programs are fully accredited by the University Grants Commission, the only national accreditation authority in Bangladesh. The University is in the process of seeking institutional and professional accreditation from various international and national accreditation boards. In that regard, currently, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is preparing self-study reports for international ABET accreditation as well as national BAETE accreditation for its Engineering and Computer Science programs.

ABET accreditation is proof that a collegiate program has met standards essential to produce graduates ready to enter the critical fields of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. Graduates from an ABET-accredited program have a solid educational foundation and are capable of leading the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and in anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

As per ABET accreditation criteria, the Department of ECE has developed its mission goal, program educational objectives and student outcomes of all the undergraduate  programs.  Program educational objectives are “broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.” Student outcome are “what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.” Program educational objectives are periodically reviewed by the program’s constituencies to ensure they remain consistent with the institutional mission, program’s constituents’ needs, and ABET criteria.

Student Learning Outcomes and Continuous Improvement:

Two of the key requirements for ABET accreditation is that each program that are seeking accreditation must have effective processes to assess and evaluate the student learning outcomes (SLO) and as well as to establish continuous improvement of the program. The department have adopted the following eleven (a-k) specific outcomes of the Engineering Accreditation Commission (ECA) of ABET for its three undergraduate programs, namely, BSCSE, BSEEE and BSETE .

  1. Knowledge: an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. Experiment & Interpretation: an ability to design and conduct experiments of engineering problems, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. Design: an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. Teamwork: an ability to function effectively on multidisciplinary teams to accomplish a common goal
  5. Problem solving: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. Ethics: an understanding of professional ethical, legal, and social issues and responsibilities
  7. Communication: an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  8. Broad Education: the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. Life-long Learning: a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. Contemporary: a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. Tools: an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. Software Method: an ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity   (BSCSE only)

Since Spring 2015, the ECE department is actively working to establish a systematic process which assesses and evaluates the extent to which student learning outcomes are being attained. The assessment process is going to be systematically utilized as an input for the continuous improvement of the ECE programs.