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Created On: 29 July 2013 06:57 PM
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 29 July 2013 06:57 PM
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DrWho

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I have a BEng EE that is CEng accredited by the IET.

How does accreditation works in the US when it comes to foreign BEng. People ask me what's the difference between a BEng and a BSc.

Same thing from MEng and MSc

I have a BEng but also an MSc, both from UK University

In the USA, they say Engineering programs accredited by ABET

Just confusing and need some details
 30 July 2013 12:00 AM
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Is your BEng a 3 year of 4 Year BEng(Hon)?

Under Washington Accord your degree is most likely equivalent to US BSEE ABET accredited degree.

Professional evaluation required for people who wish to get licensed as PE in one of the States.
Then during the evaluation the classes you took are compared to the classes of an ABET accredited BSEE programme in USA.
Rarely I hear that some one needs to get additional classes. Alot of times BEng from UK is equivalent to US BSEE.
In USA BSc means Science classes domination, in addition to general education classes and Engineering classes.

Some times a 3 year BEng degree when compare the classes taken the credits etc falls short , the 4 Year MEng degree or the 4 YEar BEng - Hon is usually fully equivalent.
 30 July 2013 04:59 AM
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DrWho

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I have a 3 year BEng Hons EE. I did not do the sandwich 4 years which only include a 1 year placement. Then did an MSc in Aerospace for one additional year.

Had to take some additional classes for the mechanical parts but worth it.

It said my BEng Hons was IET accredited for CEng
 30 July 2013 08:11 PM
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in USA your degree is equivalent to ABET accredited. IET(EngC) professional accreditation is fully recognized.

If you elect to become Licensed PE in one of the states then the board may ask for detailed evaluation.
Most of the times it found 100% equivalent and at times they recommend some additional classes.

In USA only small % of Engineering jobs require PE license.

CEng is global benchmark and has a stronger element of demonstrable leadership and management.
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