Engineering Degree Accreditation
You may be wondering what accreditation means when it comes to Engineering Degrees. It is simply a gold star or stamp that assures the structure and content of your degree meets Industry Recognised Standards. Every country or union has its own way of formally accrediting a course and all of this information is available online for your convenience. Find your country in the list below:
Accreditation of your Engineering degree is very important, because if it is not accredited you may not be able to legally work as an Engineer, not only in your own country but in most countries in the World. Thankfully it is quite simple to discover if your degree is accredited by a recognised body. The formal accreditation for various countries are listed below.
Program accreditation in Australia is provided by Engineers Australia. Any Bachelor of Engineering degree that is accredited by Engineers Australia will automatically provide you with the legal right to begin working in Australia. You can check directly with with your University or browse Engineer’s Australia’s list below:
Program accreditation in Canada is provided by Engineers Canada. Note that this accreditation only applies to Bachelor degree’s. You can check directly with with your University or browse Engineer’s Australia’s list below:
Most of continental Europe is governed by the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE). They award the ‘EUR-ACE’ quality label for each governing body in a specific country. For example they provide the ‘EUR-ACE’ label to the Engineering Council UK. This means that any course that is accredited by the Engineering Council UK is quality guaranteed according to the European Standard.
Firstly find the governing body in your country and see it if its listed in ENAEE’s databases below. If you want to study in a country that is not in ENAEE’s list below, please contact us and we will do our best to help you.
Accreditation is provided in India by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). As of 2014 the AICTE was able to join the Washington Accord which is an agreement that recognises Engineering Degrees Internationally. Graduates from AICTE courses can now be legally recognised to work as engineers in 17 countries!
Program accreditation is awarded by the Engineering Council UK. As mentioned in the ‘Engineering Accreditation in Europe section’, the Engineering Council UK is recognised under the ‘EUR-ACE’ quality label.
United States of America
In the USA, accreditation for Science and Engineering courses is provided by the Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET). ABET’s list of recognises courses can be searched in the link below: