Construction and Reflection of Software Engineering Major Based on Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Certification
Download PDF


ABET certification
Software engineering
Major construction
Talent cultivation



Submitted : 2024-02-23
Accepted : 2024-03-09
Published : 2024-03-24


With the rapid development of information technology, the demand for talents in the field of software engineering is growing. In order to cultivate high-quality software engineering talents who meet the market demand, universities have continuously carried out the construction of software engineering majors. Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) certification, as an internationally recognized higher education quality assurance system, provides important reference and guidance for the construction of software engineering majors. Guided by student learning outcomes and core competencies, combined with the characteristics of software engineering talent cultivation, the innovation of talent cultivation mode takes industry-education integration and school-enterprise cooperation as the main development paths and explores comprehensive reform of the major in terms of professional positioning and goals, curriculum system, teaching conditions, and teachers. This comprehensive reform model has effectively promoted the development of major construction and improved the quality of talent cultivation.


Liang R, Zhou Y, Zeng L, 2023, Exploration and Practice of Comprehensive Reform of Software Engineering Specialty Under the Background of Engineering Education Professional Certification. Industry and Information Technology Education, 2023(12): 41–44.

Zhao Y, 2023, Comparative Study of Engineering Education Professional Certification Standards in China and the United States from the Perspective of “Big Engineering View.” Science Education Herald, 2023(27): 14–16.

ABET, 2024, Accreditation Step by Step, viewed February 21, 2024,

Chen C, 2019, The Development History and Future Prospects of Higher Engineering Education Reform in New China. China Higher Education Research, 2019(12): 42–48.

Peng X, Li Y, Guo Y, et al., 2021, Analysis of the New Changes in ABET Engineering Professional Certification Standards and Their Implications. Journal of Electrical and Electronic Education, 43(04): 9–12.