Professional Accreditation of Programmes (Mining and Minerals 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 MEng degree fully satisfyies the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

An accredited BEng degree: 1. fully satisfyies 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.

A list of the College's accredited degree programmes (Mining and Minerals Engineering), and the associated accrediting Professional Institution is provided below. Note that some degree programmes may be under application for accreditation; if you are unsure of the accredited status of your degree programme, please contact the Accreditation Team.

Degree ProgrammeAccreditation StatusProfessional Body
BEng (Hons) Mining Engineering Accredited Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)



MEng Mining Engineering Accredited
MSc Mining Engineering Accredited
MSc Mining Engineering (Professional) Accredited
MSc Applied Geotechnics Accredited
MSc Surveying and Land/Environmental Management Accredited Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS),  Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES)

IOM3 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: www.engc.org.uk

The dates applicable to the current accreditation of the MSc Surveying and Land/Environmental Management can be viewed on the RICS list of accredited degrees: www.rics.org/courses, and the ICES list of accredited degrees: www.cices.org

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.