Other International Activities
Cooperation with other Japanese professional organizations for international activities. Support for establishment of oversea accreditation bodies.
Other International Activities
JABEE signed a MOU of international activities among the Japanese Society for Engineering Education and the Institution of Professional Engineers, Japan to cooperate with the mobility of Japanese engineering-related human resources to foreign countries since 2010.
JABEE and the Japan Society of Professional Engineers (JSPE) signed a MOU of cooperation on activities to encourage Japanese engineers who wish to acquire the professional qualification of Professional Engineer (PE) in the United States etc. JSPE, established on September 2000, (http://www.jspe.org/history.html) is a Non-Profit-Organization and only affiliated organization of National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE, USA) in Japan. JABEE graduates are deemed as substantially equivalent to ABET graduates under the Washington Accord and it is recognized as meeting one of requirement at the time of PE registration in each states.
JICA Technical Cooperation project
JABEE is implementing a 5-year JICA technical cooperation project to assist Indonesia in establishing the Indonesian Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (IABEE).
In August 2012, the Indonesian Government enacted the Higher Education Act which requires each field of discipline to establish an education program accreditation agency. The Indonesian Government requested support from the Japanese Government, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) entrusted JABEE to provide technical support. As for the preparation of a JICA Technical Cooperation project, JABEE Executive Managing Director was assigned for one year from October 2013 as a JICA expert in Jakarta to prepare a project proposal. The expected outputs of the technical cooperation project are to establish the Indonesian Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (IABEE), to set up Indonesia-specific accreditation criteria for engineering education, to foster program evaluators, to hold advocacy seminars to education programs and to implement outcome based evaluations. One of the project benchmarks is that IABEE will become a provisional member of the Washington Accord by 2019. JABEE was contracted by JICA as an implementing body of a 5-year JICA technical cooperation project, which started in November 2014.
In December 2014, JABEE conducted its first oversea evaluation to Mechanical and Biosystem Engineering Department of Bogor Agricultural University.
Supports for Establishment of Oversea Accreditation Bodies and Oversea Evaluations & Accreditations
JABEE supports the establishment of oversea accreditation bodies and provides assistance. Currently, JABEE is assisting Indonesia.
JABEE also evaluates and accredits education programs overseas only in the context of assisting the establishment of accreditation body. JABEE does not have a planning, for the time being, to accredit oversea programs individually requesting JABEE to conduct evaluation.
Within the framework of JICA technical cooperation project for Indonesia, JABEE evaluated and accredited the following 4 programs:
- Mechanical and Biosystem Engineering Department of Bogor Agricultural University in 2014
- Civil Engineering Department of Islamic University of Indonesia in 2015
- Metallurgical Engineering Department of Bandung Institute of Technology in 2016
- Chemical Engineering Department of University of Indonesia in 2016