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Welcome to HE Bulletin, the Engineering Council’s twice yearly higher education eNewsletter. It includes higher education news, research and consultations relating to engineering and STEM subjects, as well as updates on our work in this area. Please click on our latest issues below.

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HE Bulletin - Autumn 2020

HE Bulletin - Autumn 2020

Published: 21/09/2020

The fourth edition of Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP) has been published ahead of the 2020-2021 academic year. There will be a transition period, from publication until the start of the 2023 academic year, during which providers can request accreditation against the old or new learning outcomes. Approval and Accreditation of Qualifications and Apprenticeships (AAQA) is the new Engineering Council Standard against which apprenticeships …

HE Bulletin - Spring 2020

HE Bulletin - Spring 2020

Published: 25/03/2020

It is recognised that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to impact on programme delivery and assessment, and also the viability of accreditation visits. …

HE Bulletin - Winter 2019

HE Bulletin - Winter 2019

Published: 28/11/2019

Thanks to everyone who responded to consultations on the Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP), the Accreditation and Approval of Qualifications and Apprenticeships (AAQA) and the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC), carried out as part of our five-yearly Standards Review. …

Higher Education Standards Review consultation event

Higher Education Standards Review consultation event

Published: 28/06/2019

As part of our five-yearly Standards Review, The Engineering Council will be holding an Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP) consultation event for engineering academics …

HE Bulletin - Spring 2019

HE Bulletin - Spring 2019

Published: 29/05/2019

The Engineering Council is currently undertaking its five-yearly review of its Standards, including those relevant to accreditation and approval. …

HE Bulletin - Winter 2018

HE Bulletin - Winter 2018

Published: 05/12/2018

The Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) facilitates joint degree accreditation visits involving several professional engineering institutions, where there is commonality between the degree programmes. Please request your accreditation visit request at least eighteen months in advance. …

HE Bulletin - Spring 2018

HE Bulletin - Spring 2018

Published: 07/05/2018

The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) and Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP) are reviewed on a five-year cycle by the Engineering Council as part of an overall Standards Review. …

HE Bulletin - December 2017

HE Bulletin - December 2017

Published: 15/12/2017

The engineering profession has reviewed and launched a key document that provides guidance for engineers and technicians on ethical behaviour and decision-making. …

HE Bulletin - June 2017

HE Bulletin - June 2017

Published: 30/06/2017

Alasdair Coates has been appointed the Engineering Council’s new Chief Executive Officer and will step into the role on 13 March 2017. In the interim Deputy CEO Paul Bailey will provide continuity as Acting CEO, a role he has been carrying out since the end of January when former CEO Jon Prichard left to become Chief Executive at the Institution of Chemical Engineers …

HE Bulletin - November 2016

HE Bulletin - November 2016

Published: 16/11/2016

The Engineering Council has announced that CEO Jon Prichard CEng FICE FInstRE will be stepping down from his role in early 2017 to take up the post of Chief Executive at the Institution of Chemical Engineers. …