I have an option to either attend Middle East Technical University - North Cyprus Campus (non-ABET accredited) or Mapua University (ABET accredited) in the Philippines to study Chemical Engineering as an undergraduate. I would personally prefer to study in (METU NCC) than in Mapua, but have been reticent due to the Chemical Engineering program there not being ABET accredited. I have a feeling, however, that ABET accreditation mainly pertains to engineers in the United States. How important is the ABET accreditation if one wants to pursue a job in the EU or other countries NOT in North America after their bachelors in engineering? How will this affect my job prospects? If you have any experience in this, please don't hesitate to share them. There seems to be a lack or contradictory information in the internet regarding this matter. Thank you so much!
One of benefits of accreditation is when dealing with governments bodies. When one has to get education credential verified such in case EU having a international recognized credentials make the process less painful. I have a ABET accredited credentials and found it value when I have had to get my qualification verified and accepted by government bodies and Professional Engineering bodies other than the domicile.
Also take a look at the Washington Accord. This will give alternative view points.