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Undergraduate programs in civil, computer, electrical, industrial, manufacturing and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The undergraduate program in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, and the construction management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

Through a cooperative agreement with SIU Carbondale, the School offers a doctorate program completely accessible on the Edwardsville campus. This collaboration enhances the quality and caliber of research initiatives, while actively enriching engineering knowledge at SIUE.

Collegiate competitions give students the opportunity to apply their classroom learning in a team environment. Students gain valuable communication and leadership skills, which benefit their current studies and their future careers. Our student design teams consistently place well in regional and national competitions.

The Southwest Illinois Advanced Manufacturing (SIAM) Center helps create and sustain technical and manufacturing enterprises in Southwestern and Central Illinois. The SIAM Center employs several engineering students, ranging from freshmen to graduate students.

The School offers a number of programs designed to introduce middle and high school students to various fields of engineering as potential career choices. The School is quickly being recognized as the center for robotics outreach in the Greater St. Louis Region and Southern Illinois. Our faculty and students facilitate several robotics mini camps annually and visit middle schools throughout the year to promote robotics. The School hosted the Global Conference on Educational Robotics in July 2010.

The School offers summer residential programs for high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors that provide them with the opportunity to learn about the impact that engineering has on our lives. Students participate in various hands-on laboratory experiments, design contests and field trips while spending a week in a residence hall.

In 2007, SIUE and Istanbul Technical University (ITU) started a dual-diploma program in industrial engineering in which students from ITU spend alternating years with ITU and SIUE. Upon successfully completing the program, students are awarded bachelor's degrees in industrial engineering by both SIUE and ITU.