Member Societies

ABET serves the interests of its 35 member societies. Representing more than 1.5 million professionals around the world, these member societies set policy, develop strategy and conduct accreditation activities worldwide on behalf of their professions.

Through ABET membership, the societies:

  • Determine the threshold set of knowledge, skills and abilities needed for successful entry into their respective technical fields by establishing accreditation criteria for their areas of responsibility.
  • Serve as the source of the more than 2,200 dedicated volunteer experts (also known as Program Evaluators) who conduct the hands-on work of accreditation.
  • Benefit from ABET’s growing global presence (with accredited programs now located in 32 countries) and the global engagement for member societies that new visibility offers.
  • Honor the rich heritage of their industries while focusing on improving the quality of education for future members and the advancement of their professions.
  • Provide their respective members with key opportunities for professional development.
  • Ensure that programs meet the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a diverse, global workforce.
  • Have members who, as an aggregate body, are ensuring our world’s technical safety, health and well-being, development and sustainability.
  • AAEESAmerican Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

    Lead society for environmental engineering, environmental engineering technology and environmental science. Cooperating society for biological and industrial hygiene.

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  • AAMIAssociation for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

    Lead society for healthcare engineering technology.

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  • ACERSAmerican Ceramic Society

    Lead society for ceramics. Cooperating society for bioengineering/biomedical, biological, healthcare engineering technology and materials.

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  • AIAAAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Lead society for aerospace and aeronautical engineering technology.

    Visit AIAA
  • AICHEAmerican Institute of Chemical Engineers

    Lead society for chemical, biochemical, biomolecular and chemical/refinery process engineering technology. Cooperating society for biological, bioengineering/biomedical, environmental engineering, engineering management, environmental engineering technology, healthcare engineering technology and materials.

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  • AIHAAmerican Industrial Hygiene Association

    Lead society for health physics and industrial hygiene. Co-lead society for environmental, health and safety.

    Visit AIHA
  • ANSAmerican Nuclear Society

    Lead society for nuclear and radiological engineering and nuclear engineering technology. Cooperating society for health physics.

    Visit ANS
  • ASABEAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

    Lead society for agricultural and biological. Cooperating society for bioengineering/biomedical, environmental engineering and healthcare engineering technology.

    Visit ASABE
  • ASCEAmerican Society of Civil Engineers

    Lead society for architectural, architectural engineering technology, civil, civil engineering technology, construction and construction engineering technology. Cooperating society for biological, environmental engineering, environmental engineering technology, engineering management, ocean engineering and surveying/geomatics engineering technology.

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  • ASEEAmerican Society for Engineering Education

    Lead society for engineering, engineering physics, engineering science, engineering technology and general engineering.

    Visit ASEE
  • ASHRAEAmerican Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

    Lead society for air conditioning, refrigerating, heating and ventilating engineering technology. Cooperating society for architectural, environmental engineering and environmental engineering technology.

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  • ASMEAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Lead society for engineering graphics/design/drafting engineering technology (mechanical) and engineering mechanics. Co-lead society for systems. Cooperating society for biological, bioengineering/biomedical, electromechanical engineering technology, engineering management, environmental engineering, environmental engineering technology, healthcare engineering technology, materials and mechanical engineering technology.

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  • ASSPAmerican Society of Safety Professionals

    Lead society for safety. Co-lead society for environmental, health and safety.

    Visit ASSP
  • AWSAmerican Welding Society

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  • BMESBiomedical Engineering Society

    Lead society for bioengineering/biomedical. Cooperating society for biological.

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  • CMAAConstruction Management Association of America

    Lead society for construction management.

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  • CSABCSAB

    Lead society for computer science, cybersecurity, information systems, information technology and software engineering. Co-lead society for cybersecurity engineering and systems. Cooperating society for biological, electrical, computer, communications, telecommunication(s) and information engineering technology.

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  • IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

    Lead society for computer engineering technology, electrical, computer, communications, telecommunication(s), electrical/electronic(s) engineering technology, electromechanical engineering technology and information engineering technology. Co-lead society for cybersecurity engineering, optical/photonic and systems. Cooperating society for bioengineering and biomedical, biological, engineering management, healthcare engineering technology, ocean engineering, software engineering and telecommunications engineering technology.

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  • IFMAInternational Facility Management Association

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  • IISEInstitute of Industrial & Systems Engineers

    Lead society for engineering management, industrial and industrial engineering technology. Co-lead society for systems. Cooperating society for biological and computer engineering technology.

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  • INCOSEInternational Council on Systems Engineering

    Co-lead society for cybersecurity engineering and systems.

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  • ISAInternational Society of Automation

    Lead society for instrumentation and control systems engineering technology. Co-lead society for systems. Cooperating society for electromechanical engineering technology.

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  • NCEESNational Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying

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  • NSPENational Society of Professional Engineers

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  • NSPSNational Society of Professional Surveyors

    Lead society for surveying and surveying/geomatics engineering technology.

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  • SAESAE International

    Lead society for automotive engineering technology. Co-lead society for systems. Cooperating society for environmental engineering and environmental engineering technology.

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  • SFPESociety of Fire Protection Engineers

    Lead society for fire protection and fire protection engineering technology.

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  • SME

    Lead society for manufacturing and manufacturing engineering technology. Cooperating society for engineering graphics/design/drafting engineering technology (mechanical) and engineering management.

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  • SME-AIMESociety for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration

    Lead society for geological, geology, geological science and mining. Cooperating society for environmental engineering, environmental engineering technology and metallurgical.

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  • SNAMESociety of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    Lead society for marine engineering technology and naval architectural, marine engineering and ocean engineering.

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  • SPESociety of Petroleum Engineers

    Lead society for petroleum. Cooperating society for engineering management.

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  • SPIEThe International Society for Optics and Photonics

    Co-lead society for optics and photonics.

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  • SWESociety of Women Engineers

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  • TMSThe Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society

    Lead society for materials, metallurgical and welding. Cooperating society for biological.

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  • WEPANWomen in Engineering ProActive Network

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