Show Form
Can’t find it? Try A-Z Check a registration

Information for:

Sign up to our Engage eNewsletter

AHEP, fourth edition

The revised fourth edition of AHEP was published on 31 August 2020 and implemented by 31 December 2021, with learning outcomes implemented by 31 August 2024.

The Engineering Council sets the overall requirements for the Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP) in engineering, in line with the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

AHEP sets out the standard for degree accreditation. It also outlines the purpose and application process for universities that wish to secure or maintain accreditation of their programmes. The standard for engineering degrees has been developed through consultation with the engineering profession and includes input from employers and academics.

Degree accreditation is undertaken by sector specific professional engineering institutions under licence from the Engineering Council. These institutions interpret the standards as appropriate for their own sector of the profession and use them when deciding whether degree programmes meet the requirements to be awarded ‘Engineering Council accredited degree' status.

Download the fourth edition of AHEP

Download AHEP, third edition

Click here to download ‘The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes: Third edition’. All accredited degrees taught from September 2016 should align with this edition

… (Read more)

Download a previous edition of AHEP

Visit our publications archive to view earlier editions of AHEP. If the intake date of an accredited degree is earlier than August 2016 it may be aligned with the second edition of AHEP

… (Read more)

AHEP third edition collated learning outcomes

Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP) third edition collated learning outcomes

… (Read more)

AHEP third edition key revisions

Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP) third edition key revisions

… (Read more)

Useful Documents

Print this page