Many of our undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes are accredited by a range of professional institutions.

Professional Accreditation of Programmes (Engineering)

Our specialist engineering degrees are accredited by Professional Engineering Institutions under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). All accredited programmes are mapped to the Engineering Council's output standards, as described in their Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP) document. A summary of the AHEP learning outcomes is available here AHEP collated learning outcomes with mapping codes

An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng):

An accredited MEng degree fully satisfies the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

An accredited BEng degree: 1. fully satisfies the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and 2. partially satisfies the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited further learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng.

An accredited MSc degree meets the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Lists of the College's accredited Engineering degree programmes, and the associated accrediting Professional Institution can be viewed by following the links below. Note that some degree programmes will be under application for accreditation; if you are unsure of the accredited status of your degree programme, please contact the Accreditation Team.

Accreditation is awarded for a maximum of 5 years under each assessment exercise. The dates applicable to the current accreditation of our engineering degree programmes can be viewed on the Engineering Council list of accredited degrees:

Students are strongly encouraged to join the Professional Institution that accredits their pogramme of study; student membership normally attracts a reduced fee, or is free. For further information refer to Student Membership.

Note that accrediting bodies for Engineering may require students to graduate at or above a specified degree classification in order that they can be awarded an accredited degree, or for Institutional membership purposes.  These regulations (for undergraduate programmes) are specified within the Progression Regulations.