American Engineers' Council for Professional Development

The InSight lander with solar panels deployed in a cleanroom

Engineering professional body dedicated to the education, accreditation, regulation and professional development of the engineering professionals and students in the United States.

- American Engineers' Council for Professional Development

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Engineering

Use of scientific principles to design and build machines, structures, and other items, including bridges, tunnels, roads, vehicles, and buildings.

The InSight lander with solar panels deployed in a cleanroom
The steam engine, the major driver in the Industrial Revolution, underscores the importance of engineering in modern history. This beam engine is on display in the Technical University of Madrid.
Relief map of the Citadel of Lille, designed in 1668 by Vauban, the foremost military engineer of his age.
The Ancient Romans built aqueducts to bring a steady supply of clean and fresh water to cities and towns in the empire.
A water-powered mine hoist used for raising ore, ca. 1556
The application of the steam engine allowed coke to be substituted for charcoal in iron making, lowering the cost of iron, which provided engineers with a new material for building bridges. This bridge was made of cast iron, which was soon displaced by less brittle wrought iron as a structural material
Jumbo Jet
Offshore platform, Gulf of Mexico
The solar furnace at Odeillo in the Pyrénées-Orientales in France can reach temperatures up to 3500 C
Hoover Dam
Electric motor
Design of a turbine requires collaboration of engineers from many fields, as the system involves mechanical, electro-magnetic and chemical processes. The blades, rotor and stator as well as the steam cycle all need to be carefully designed and optimized.
A drawing for a booster engine for steam locomotives. Engineering is applied to design, with emphasis on function and the utilization of mathematics and science.
A computer simulation of high velocity air flow around a Space Shuttle orbiter during re-entry. Solutions to the flow require modelling of the combined effects of fluid flow and the heat equations.
Graphic representation of a minute fraction of the WWW, demonstrating hyperlinks
Robotic Kismet can produce a range of facial expressions.
Radar, GPS, lidar, ... are all combined to provide proper navigation and obstacle avoidance (vehicle developed for 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge)
Engineers, scientists and technicians at work on target positioner inside National Ignition Facility (NIF) target chamber
The International Space Station is used to conduct science experiments in space
A 3 tesla clinical MRI scanner.
Genetically engineered mice expressing green fluorescent protein, which glows green under blue light. The central mouse is wild-type.
Leonardo da Vinci, seen here in a self-portrait, has been described as the epitome of the artist/engineer. He is also known for his studies on human anatomy and physiology.

The American Engineers' Council for Professional Development (ECPD, the predecessor of ABET) has defined "engineering" as:

ABET

Non-governmental organization that accredits post-secondary education programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

ABET was established in 1932 as the Engineers' Council for Professional Development (ECPD) by seven engineering societies listed below:

Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

One of twelve constituent schools at Northwestern University.

Technological Institute in 1942, before the construction of the Lakefill

In 1937, the Engineering School ran into difficulties with the American Engineers' Council for Professional Development, which denied the School accreditation.

Oregon Institute of Technology

Public polytechnic university in Oregon with a residential campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon, an urban campus in Wilsonville, Oregon, and additional locations in Salem and Seattle.

Klamath Falls campus in 2014

In 1953, Associate degree programs in Surveying and Structural Engineering Technologies were first accredited by the Engineers Council for Professional Development.

Capitol Technology University

Private university in South Laurel, Maryland near Washington, DC.

Harvard University, an Ivy League university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, routinely ranks as the best, or one of the best, private universities in the world.

In 1946, following World War II, the institute was accredited by the Engineers' Council for Professional Development (ECPD), which is now ABET, Inc.

Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge

Body of knowledge, set forth in a proposal by the American Society of Civil Engineers entitled Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge for the 21st century.

In 1932, working with other engineering societies and educators such as ASCE and ASEE, the Council organized the Engineers' Council for Professional Development or ECPD.

Jess H. Davis

The 4th President of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Jess H. Davis also refined his technical and leadership skills as Director of Devenco, Inc., Nabisco, Prudential Life Insurance Co, Bethlehem Steel Co, Carrier Corp, Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and Hackensack Meadowlands Commission, Director of Philip Morris Inc., President of the New York State Association of Engineering Colleges in 1950, Chairman of the Education Committee of the Engineers' Council for Professional Development in Region I, and chairman of the celebration for the seventy-fifth anniversary of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls

Largest of the two main campuses that Oregon Tech maintains.

The original Oregon Institute of Technology campus on Old Fort Road.
Klamath Falls campus in 2013.
Purvine Hall

In 1953, Associate degree programs in Surveying and Structural Engineering Technologies were first accredited by the Engineers Council for Professional Development.