Is ABET accreditation important for a bachelors degree in software engineering in the US? Does a person with a non-accredited degree in software engineering have a disadvantage when applying for graduate school?
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ABET accreditation is a good thing; however, it is not the the thing.
To be honest, I have never looked at a resume and checked for ABET. Rather, I look at courses taken, grades/hours earned, skills attained, goals achieved, etc. When I hire, I'm much more interested in skills/motivation/creativity/intuition/... than I am the pedigree. What can you do now? What can you do tomorrow? What can you do next year?
Having said that, if I had a Stanford, MIT, CMU grad, etc. give me a resume, I would certainly read it closely. (but note that I didn't say I was looking for an ABET accredited school...)