Engineers Ireland accreditation creates, maintains and ensures a consistent standard of engineering programmes in Ireland.
Engineers Ireland is a member of the International Engineering Alliance and a signatory to the Washington Accord, Sydney Accord and Dublin Accord. Engineers Ireland is also a member of the European Network for the Accreditation of Engineering Education and is licensed to award the EUR-ACE accreditation label.
Objective evaluation and approval of engineering programmes;
Ensures that programmes are up to the best standards worldwide
Hire graduates who have gained a high standard of engineering knowledge and skills
Undertake a course that has been evaluated by industry experts;
You and your prospective employers can rely on an established measure of your value in the job market, even before you’ve gained work experience
If you hold an accredited qualification, you will have a quicker route to membership with Engineers Ireland. You will also be eligible to apply for a registered professional title;
International recognition of your qualification
1. Programmes listed under Engineering Technician meet the education requirements for the Dublin Accord, programmes listed under Associate Engineer meet the education requirements for the Sydney Accord and programmes listed under Chartered Engineer meet the education requirements for the Washington Accord.
2. Further Learning (FL): This qualification met the education standard for Chartered Engineer for graduates on or before 31 December 2012. For graduates after 1 January 2013 further learning is required to meet the education standard for Chartered Engineer.
3. Masters (M): 5-year Masters programmes meet the education standard for Chartered Engineer. Graduates of 1-2 year Masters programmes must hold an accredited undergraduate qualification under the Washington Accord.
4. UCD graduates completing the Masters Programme in its entirety over 5 years are awarded a Bachelor of Science (Honours) after 3 years and upon completion of the 2 year Masters Programme meet the educational standard for Chartered Engineer.
5. From 2004 a change in naming convention was implemented on the National Qualification Framework
6. Some Diploma in Engineering programmes delivered by Dublin Institute of Technology pre-1998 received parallel Bachelor of Science awards from Trinity College Dublin (University of Dublin).