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A Successful Framework for the ABET Accreditation of an Information System Program

Waleed Rashideh1,*, Omar Abdullah Alshathry1, Samer Atawneh2, Hussein Al Bazar3, Mohammed Said AbualRub4

1 College of Computer and Information Sciences, Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, 11673, Saudi Arabia
2 College of Computing and Informatics, Saudi Electronic University, Riyadh, 11673, Saudi Arabia
3 Faculty of Computer Studies, Arab Open University, Riyadh, 11564, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Computer Science, College of Shari'ah and Islamic Studies in Ahsa, Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, 11673, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding Author: Waleed Rashideh. Email:

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2020, 26(6), 1285-1307.


Scientific programs in higher educational institutes are measured by their performances in showing evidences for expected quality assurance levels and for obtaining the academic accreditation. However, obtaining an accreditation for a scientific program is a lengthy process, as it requires extensive efforts from all members belonging to the program. The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accreditation is a common form of quality assurance that is based on different areas such as computing, engineering and sciences. In order to determine the ABET accreditation, several processes and methods are assessed to guarantee the required accreditation. Similar to many other programs, the Information System (IS) programs require an ABET accreditation so that their academic processes could be aligned with standards. In this paper, a new framework is implemented based on particular processes for ensuring a high quality IS program and acquiring the ABET accreditation. Further, the paper elaborates a number of preparation steps that are taken into account for evaluating the IS program’s objectives and outcomes based on an efficient and improved process. Finally, the process applies the obtained evaluated results in order to develop the IS Program.


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W. Rashideh, O. Abdullah Alshathry, S. Atawneh, H. Al Bazar and M. Said AbualRub, "A successful framework for the abet accreditation of an information system program," Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, vol. 26, no.6, pp. 1285–1307, 2020.

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