Accredited third level courses

Engineers Ireland accreditation creates, maintains and ensures a consistent standard of engineering programmes in Ireland.

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Find out if your course is accredited and which professional title you may be eligible to apply for. You can also find out if your qualification is internationally-recognised under the Dublin, Sydney or Washington Accords.
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Accreditation process
Engineers Ireland undertakes accreditation visits to universities and institutes of technology at least every five years to ensure engineering and engineering technology programmes meet international standards.

Notes for accreditation

  1. From 2004 a change in naming convention was implemented on the National Qualification Framework.
    Awards pre-2004 NFQ level Awards from 2005
    National Certificate 6 Higher Certificate
    Diploma, National Diploma 7 Ordinary Bachelor Degree
    Bachelor Degree 8 Honours Bachelor Degree
    Graduate Diploma (Conversion) 8 Higher Diploma
    Graduate Diploma (first stage of Masters) 8 Postgraduate Diploma
    Masters Degree 9 Masters Degree
    Doctoral Degree 10 Doctoral Degree
  2. 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 Washington Accord.
  3. This qualification meets 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.
  4. 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).
  5. To meet the educational standard for Chartered Engineer upon completion of the 1-2 year Masters Programme, entrants must hold an accredited undergraduate qualification under the Washington Accord. 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.
  6. To meet the educational standard for Chartered Engineer upon completion of the 1-2 year Masters Programme, entrants must hold an accredited undergraduate qualification under the Washington Accord.