The undergraduate Information Systems program of the Department of Informatics, University of Pretoria
recently obtained ABET accreditation. Having an accredited program and keeping it accredited, has quite a
few implications on the processes and structure of the department. However, the paper will mainly focus on
the difficulties surrounding getting a non-US IS program accredited by a US based accreditation body. It is
the hope that the insights that we gained from this experience will assist other hosts of non-US programs in
their preparations for ABET accreditation.
de Villiers, Carina and Matthee, Machdel, "International ABET Accreditation: From The Perspective Of A South African Information Systems Department" (2009). Proceedings of the 2009 AIS SIGED: IAIM International Conference on Information Systems Education and Research. 17.