Aligning Entrepreneurship Education with ABET Accreditation Criteria


As a result of economic and workforce trends, there is a strong interest among policy makers and educational stakeholders in graduating more engineers with entrepreneurship skills and an entrepreneurial mindset. Given the role that ABET accreditation takes in shaping the undergraduate engineering curriculum, wide adoption of entrepreneurship education could be driven by demonstrating the manner in which its outcomes align with accreditation mandates.

Therefore, the goals of the proposed study are to: (1) develop a robust rationale for aligning entrepreneurship education with ABET Criterion 3 a-k, and (2) provide specific examples of the manner in which entrepreneurship-related outcomes can meet these criteria. The study is intended to provide a means for the researchers and the Epicenter to demonstrate and advocate for the integration of more entrepreneurship education in engineering programs.

Project Members:

Nathalie Duval-Couetil, Purdue University

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