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Sydney Accord

The Engineering Council is a signatory to the Sydney Accord.

The Sydney Accord was first signed in 2001. It recognises that engineering technologist education programmes accredited by the signatories deliver outcomes that are substantially equivalent to the Sydney Accord Graduate Attributes (learning outcomes).

In the UK Sydney Accord programmes are ones accredited for the purpose of Incorporated Engineer (IEng) registration, usually an accredited Bachelors or Bachelors with Honours degree in engineering or technology (eg BSc, BEng, BSc(Hons)).

The Sydney Accord applies to accreditation by a signatory of programmes delivered by higher education institutions within the national or territorial jurisdiction of that signatory. In the case of the Engineering Council, this recognition applies to programmes accredited at universities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland only.

These programmes are listed in our Accredited Course Search.

Determining Sydney Accord Recognition

Search for your degree in the database using your exact degree title and/or university name. When you have found your degree first check that the year you started your degree falls within the accreditation period stated. If you were given exemption from one or more years of your programme, your start year is the year you would have started, if you had joined at the beginning of the programme.

Check which Section your programme is accredited for. This is shown at the top right hand side of each programme entry and will be Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration or Incorporated Engineer (IEng) registration.

If the section is IEng, and your degree is a Bachelors started after 2001 it is recognised under the Sydney Accord.

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