A proud achievement has just been achieved by the Electrical Engineering (TE), Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Brawijaya (FTUB). This department has received international accreditation from the Indonesian Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (IABEE).
Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Prof. Ir. Hadi Suyono, S.T., M.T., Ph.D., IPM said that the IABEE is an independent international accreditation agency under the Indonesian Engineers Association (PII) and is under the Washington Accord Accreditation.
“So in Indonesia, the only institution that has been accredited specifically for engineering is the IABEE. There are 2 types of accreditation offered by this IABEE. First, provisional accreditation, one of the conditions for an educational institution to have an OBE (Outcome Based Education) curriculum,” he explained.
Another requirement is alumni. If there are no graduates, they will only get provisional accreditation, but if they already have alumni, the study program will get general accreditation.
TEUB has a General Accreditation, because it has implemented OBE and already has alumni. Electrical Engineering has implemented this since 2014.
TEUB has submitted this accreditation application since April 2019, then processed and visited last November. This accreditation itself is valid from 1 July 2019 to 1 November 2021 (valid for 3 years).
Responding to this achievement, the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, FTUB, Ir. Ishardita Pambudi Tama, ST., MT., Ph.D said this achievement can increase public trust, especially in TEUB and FTUB in general. In addition, the results of this accreditation can be used as an indicator of improving the quality of education.
By the BAN-PT regulation Number 1 of 2020, this international accreditation can be equated with Accredited Unggul without having to go through the 9 Criteria national accreditation process again.
“I hope this result can be followed by other department in FT so that all can be accredited international. The next step is improving the curriculum and quality as well as providing assistance for other departments to get their international accreditation,” said Ir. Ishardita. (mic/Meg)