An overview of how academic programme accreditation is carried out.
A panel of trained IET experts visit a department to examine a wide range of issues including programme content, delivery and resources to ensure that the requirements have been met. Accreditation is awarded to individual programmes leading towards either Chartered Engineer or Incorporated Engineer registration.
Universities and Colleges are required to demonstrate that they meet the criteria set by the IET, which is based on UK-SPEC. The IET endeavours to operate a transparent process, and the IET accreditation staff are available to give advice at any stage of the process.
In order to demonstrate that a programme is suitable for accreditation, the IET has developed an accreditation submission which will need to be completed prior to the accreditation visit. Guidance is available to help you complete this.
To book a visit please contact accreditation.
All IET accreditation guidance and policy is available in our guidance and policy section of the website.