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Supporting engineering accreditation during COVID-19

Published: 21/05/2020

Accredited degree logoThe Engineering Council is pleased to support the ‘Accreditation under lockdown’ event being hosted by the Engineering Professor’s Council (EPC) on 22 May.

This event has been organised to support stakeholders in engineering accreditation and is aimed at professional engineering institution staff working in this area, as well as academic and administrative staff involved with accredited engineering course at UK universities

Katy Turff CMgr MCMI, Head of Professional Standards at the Engineering Council, will be a member of the expert panel, alongside Professor Tim Ibell FREng FIStructE FICE FHEA, Chair of the Joint Board of Moderators and representatives from The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS), Institution of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

The event is free, but registration is essential and limited to institutions that are members or partners of the EPC.

The Engineering Council has published information for higher education providers on interruption to accredited programme delivery and assessment, which emphasises our awareness that education providers are experiencing or planning for possible interruption to delivery and assessment during the Covid-19 outbreak. The Engineering Council is not prescriptive regarding mode of delivery or assessment, but it is a condition of accreditation that providers inform accrediting PEIs of any changes to programme delivery and assessment.

We are aware that this is a difficult time for everyone, in a rapidly changing situation. Providers are encouraged to maintain communication with PEIs regarding possible changes. We are aware that it is likely to be difficult for providers and PEIs to reschedule or adapt accreditation visits, and appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation. It is important that students not only have their current needs met, but are not disadvantaged in the future, and we are working to maintain accreditation to ensure this.


For press enquiries:    

Kate Webster, Engineering Council –, 020 3206 0567

The Engineering Council holds the national Register of Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng), Chartered Engineers (CEng) and Information and Communication Technology Technicians (ICTTech). It also sets and maintains the internationally recognised standards of competence and ethics that govern the award and retention of these titles. By this means it is able to ensure that employers, government and wider society, both at home and overseas, can have confidence in the skills and commitment of registrants. For more information visit: