How do I get my University academic programme accredited?
We are licensed by the Engineering Council to accredit academic programmes from universities and colleges that drive young engineers toward professional registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer.
We can award a maximum of five years’ Accreditation. To get started, you’ll need to tell us about the programmes you want to accredit.
We’ve split our submission process into two stages:
- Initial submission
- Main submission
If we have never visited your university or college before you’ll need to complete the two-stage submission process.
Otherwise, you’ll only need to complete the Main submission stage.
To get started, email email@example.com
or call +44 (0) 20 7304 6866.
Stage 1 - Initial Submission
You’ll need to submit the Initial Assessment Form for either a UK or International visit to enable a visit to be considered.
You'll also need to send us the AHEP Output Standards Matrix.
Make sure you send your documents to firstname.lastname@example.org as hardcopies of this form will not be accepted.
Stage 2 - Main Submission
After you’ve scheduled your visit, you'll need to send us six copies of:
- FORM: OS – Main Submission Form
- Output Standards Matrix
You can find these documents in the ‘guidance documents and application forms’ section below. These need to be sent to our head office in London at least 12 weeks ahead of your visit.
For visits conducted within the UK, our Accreditation team will spend two days with you and your staff, assessing your programmes, facilities and laboratories and talking to your students.
Joint Accreditation visits
As a member of the Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB), we’re happy to arrange joint accreditation visits with other professional engineering institutions, e.g. IET, RAeS etc.
Engineering Council guidance now requires universities to invite Professional Engineering Institutions (PEIs) to visit all campus locations involved in the delivery of accredited degrees or otherwise inform PEIs of campus locations where accreditation is not sought.
In light of this, the Institution has updated its process for reviewing academic qualifications for applicants who are applying for Institution membership and professional registration. We now require all universities that deliver accredited degrees to clearly indicate the location of study of each degree awarded on the degree transcript.
Applicants for Institution membership and professional registration must submit their degree transcript, along with an authenticated copy of their degree certificate when they apply for professional registration.
Further information on this change can be found in the information sheet below: