As part of Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana’s Engineering and Architecture Week, the university was officially presented the certificate of accreditation for their Mechatronics Engineering degree program by the Central American Accreditation Agency for Architecture and Engineering (la Agencia Centroamericana de Acreditación de Programas de Arquitectura y de Ingeniería - ACAAI). The accreditation was granted in December 2012, started in January 2013 and lasts for three years.
The process to receive accreditation began with a self-assessment by UNITEC which was presented to the ACAAI for study and review. Subsequently, an evaluation team from the agency visited UNITEC’s Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula campuses to gather evidence and confirm the points contained in the self-assessment.
The process reviewed twelve specific categories: relationship with the field, academic curriculum, teaching and learning, research and technological development, extension programs, human talent management, requirements of students, student services, academic management, program infrastructure, resources and graduate program support.
To the director of the program, René León Quant, "This accreditation indicates that we meet the standards of teaching this branch of engineering, which provides graduates from our program proof of the excellent training and preparation they have received through the program."
This achievement is linked to UNITEC’s primary goal of providing students with the highest quality programs. UNITEC, and all Laureate network institutions, are focused on providing students with a local and global focus, developing their entrepreneurial skills and providing access to advanced technology.
This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.