• August 29, 2019

    RHU Engineering programs receive ABET accreditation

    Rafik Hariri University bachelor’s degree programs in Civil, Electrical, Computer and Communications, Biomedical, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. 


    ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.


    President Suidan is particularly proud of the following statement by ABET that summarizes what RHU stands for; “A highly-supportive and positive, student-centered learning environment exists across all programs.”  “Students take full advantage of access to caring professors, state-of-the-art facilities, and laboratories.  This environment enhances the overall educational experience of students and prepares them to enter engineering practice.” He pledges that this character of the University along with the provision of delivering “affordable Excellence in Education” will continue to be our primary mission as an institution of higher learning.


    Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance.


    Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities, and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia, and government, with expertise in the ABET disciplines.


    ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization with ISO 9001:2015 certification. It currently accredits 4,005 programs at over 793 colleges and universities in 32 countries.


    More information about ABET, its member societies, and the accreditation criteria used to evaluate programs can be found at www.abet.org. 


    The Rafik Hariri University (RHU) was established by its founder in September 1999 to promote his vision of providing affordable excellence in education to all, regardless of faith or political affiliation. Since then, this university has evolved into an institution of firsts and a hub for innovators. Celebrating its twentieth year as a top educational institution in September 2019, RHU is proud of the significant impact it has made on the Lebanese society and beyond.


    For more information about RHU’s Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in Engineering, visit https://www.rhu.edu.lb/academics/college-of-engineering.