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CACEI’s history

The Consejo de Acreditación de la Enseñanza de la Ingeniería, Asociación Civil (CACEI - Accreditation Council for Engineering Education) was formally formed on July 6, 1994, as a civil association whose governing body is constituted by its General Assembly of Associates. The current 19 associates represent institutions of higher education; professionals from engineering chapters; the federal government, represented by the General Directorate of Professions; and the productive sector, through the corresponding chambers and organizations of engineering professionals.

CACEI is the first accrediting body that was established in Mexico and plays a significant role, as it contributes to the improvement of the quality of engineering education and provides timely, pertinent and objective information, which is of great value to educational institutions, students, faculty, graduates, employers, and parents.

The accreditation process in Mexico is voluntary and takes into account the criteria internationally accepted by similar bodies and those established by the Council for the Accreditation of Higher Education (Copaes). It is carried out with the active participation of evaluators from the academic and productive sectors.

The decisions on the quality of the evaluated educational programs are collegiate, and it is sought, with the information provided to the institutions, to support the decision making associated with the improvement of the programs. This action aims to give them objective and pertinent elements leading to the design of an improvement plan with defined objectives, goals, strategies and programming that orients the attention of the recommendations and, therefore, to the continuous improvement of the educational program.

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