Accreditation: degree programmes

Accreditation: degree programmes

IChemE has a long history of working with educators and currently accredits programmes at over 60 universities worldwide. Accreditation aims to raise standards and foster good practice, and helps provide graduates with a pathway to qualification as a Chartered Chemical Engineer (MIChemE) and registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng) with the Engineering Council.

The value of accreditation

IChemE accreditation provides benchmarking of academic programmes against high, internationally recognised standards. This is increasingly important as the globalisation of engineering products and services demands greater confidence by employers in the skills and professionalism of the engineers they recruit.

A department with successfully accredited programmes:

  • has demonstrated that their programmes are academically sound and industrially relevant
  • will be able to promote the accreditation status of its degree/diploma programmes publicly
  • benefits from academic exchange with an international community of universities and academics, to share good practice and progress challenging issues
  • is eligible to participate in prestigious awards programmes such as those focussing on excellence in teaching and on design projects
  • is able to offer student exchanges with other accredited departments knowing that the student experience and learning will be of suitably high quality
  • option to apply for the EUR-ACE® label through the Engineering Council - the European quality label for engineering degree programmes.