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Engineering Accreditation Board update

Engineering Accreditation Board update

Published: 23/06/2017

The Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) facilitates joint two-day accreditation visits where several professional engineering institutions are looking to accredit programmes with sufficient commonality. Three EAB accreditation visits were carried out between January and June 2017. During these 13 professional engineering institutions reviewed 18 programmes to assess whether they met the educational requirements for becoming an Incorporated Engineer and/or Chartered Engineer.

University departments seeking accreditation for programmes with commonality from at least three professional engineering institutions may be interested in a joint accreditation visit. To schedule a visit, email an initial data form (www.engab.org.uk) including a choice of dates to accreditation@engc.org.uk. Visits are held over two days, Tuesday and Wednesday or Wednesday and Thursday. If possible please email a year or more ahead of the proposed visit date.

Universities are responsible for ensuring that all information published about the accreditation status of their degree programmes is accurate, including Key Information Sets (KIS). This information is reviewed as part of the accreditation process. Programmes that have not yet been accredited for future student intakes are sometimes inaccurately promoted as accredited. It is important that universities request accreditation visits in good time to avoid gaps in accreditation.

Location of Study

The Engineering Council has published information for universities with multiple campuses or partnership arrangements. Accreditation of a programme delivered in one location does not mean that a programme with the same title delivered elsewhere is also accredited. The Engineering Council and professional engineering institutions are aware of cases where the international partners or campuses of UK universities are inaccurately promoting degrees as accredited, when only programmes delivered in the UK are accredited. Where a degree is offered in multiple locations the delivery centre needs to make the delivery location clear on degree certificates and transcripts.

Please follow the link for more information: Statement for universities and other HE providers on location of study

 

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