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The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) is an organization that evaluates higher educational programs in the fields of applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. In the interests of promoting quantifiable standards, ABET has compiled sets of profiles for various engineering specialties. These profiles specify how many credit hours of study a candidate must have completed in each of several predefined academic categories in order to meet the minimum standards for their respective disciplines. In other words, to qualify as a civil engineer (versus, say, a mechanical or computer engineer) one must have completed x hours of coursework in mathematics, y hours of coursework in engineering design, and z hours of coursework in humanities. Candidates in need of an ABET Evaluation must also request a Detailed Evaluation of Coursework.

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