Voices of Support from Organizations

The Raise the Bar initiative is supported by a broad range of engineering organizations, and in magazine articles written by esteemed leaders in engineering. Discover why:


National Academy of Engineering Report
“The exploding body of science and engineering knowledge cannot be accommodated within the context of the traditional four-year baccalaureate degree.” (Educating the Engineer of 2020, 2005)


National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
“The Council recognizes that future demands for increasing technical and professional skills have resulted in the need for additional education beyond the bachelor’s degree for those entering the engineering profession.” (Policy 35: Future Education Requirements for Engineering Licensure)


National Society of Professional Engineers
“With the continuing rapid expansion of knowledge required to practice…, NSPE believes that additional engineering education, beyond the four-year ABET/EAC degree, will be required in order to meet the formal academic preparation necessary for the practice of engineering at the professional level (licensure) in the 21st century.” (Professional Policy No. 168)


 American Society of Civil Engineers
“The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) supports the attainment of a Body of Knowledge (BOK) for entry into the practice of civil engineering at the professional level. This would be accomplished through the adoption of appropriate engineering education and experience requirements as a prerequisite for licensure….Fulfillment of this Body of Knowledge will typically include a combination of:

  • a baccalaureate degree in civil engineering,

  • a master's degree, or approximately 30 coordinated graduate or upper level undergraduate technical and/or professional practice credits or the equivalent agency/organization/professional society courses providing equal academic quality and rigor, and

  • appropriate experience based upon broad technical and professional practice guidelines which provide sufficient flexibility for a wide range of roles in engineering practice.” (Professional Policy 465)