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Beginning of ICACIT

ICACIT was born out of an initiative of the IEEE in 2001 led by Jose Valdez Calle and under the mentorship of John Thomas Cain, former chairman of the IEEE and former director of ABET. It should be mentioned that at that time, still there was no system of quality assurance of higher education in Peru.

After signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ABET, launched the first phase of this initiative consisted of a pilot project which sought to train and achieve accreditation of engineering and engineering technology programs in Peru with ABET. During this pilot program that ran from 2003 to 2006, ABET and IEEE volunteers were invited to train potential committee members for accreditation of universities. In addition, ICACIT volunteers traveled as observers of visits accreditation made by ABET in the United States.

Rise of ICACIT Accreditation System
Given the success in implementing the ABET criteria to ensure the quality of computer, engineering and engineering technology programs in higher education in Peru; since 2007, ICACIT established its own accreditation committees and adopted the criteria, policies and procedures of ABET as its own in accordance with the MOU signed in 2003.

That same year (2007) it was decided to consolidate the organization involving CONFIEP, CIP, API, APESOFT and IEEE Section Peru as members of the ICACIT Assembly engaging them with the vision of ICACIT as well as in the promotion of the ICACIT accreditation system, providing volunteers for accreditation processes and suggesting recommendations for improving accreditation policies and criteria.

In addition, ABET and ICACIT signed an addendum in 2007. This establishes that ABET attends ICACIT to achieve the status of a member of the IEA agreements. Also included ABET provides a Shadow Evaluator who will guide the ICACIT Evaluation Team for a correct interpretation of the criteria.
The first evaluation visit took place in August 2007 for the Accreditation Cycle 2007-08. The programs under evaluation were Software Engineering and Electronic Engineering from the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC). Both programs were accredited for 6 years.

National and International Recognition

In recent years with the admission of ICACIT in the Washington Accord (2014) and the Sydney Accord (2016), ICACIT has modified its criteria and procedures to align with what is defined in the Graduate Attributes and Best Practices of the International Engineering Alliance (IEA).
Likewise, in 2016, ICACIT include a new Research criterion within the engineering accreditation criteria in order to meet the requirements of the new university law, which also allowed the recognition of ICACIT accreditations by the National System of Evaluation, Accreditation and Certification of Educational Quality (SINEACE).


Currently ICACIT has:
- 43 programs accredited from 14 institutions.
- 13 re-accredited programs
- 27 institutions of higher education in the ICACIT System
- More than 70 Program Evaluator from academia and industry

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