Engineers Ireland’s Accreditation Criteria apply to engineering education programmes designed to meet the education standard required to achieve the professional titles of Chartered Engineer, Associate Engineer and Engineering Technician. The criteria are based on programme outcomes, programme areas and programme management criteria.
Engineers Ireland introduced new Accreditation Criteria in January 2021. The main changes made to the previous edition (2014) are: a new programme outcome on ‘Engineering Management’; a new programme area on ‘Sustainability’; coverage of data science, analytics and the ethical usage of technology and data; coverage of equality, diversity and inclusion in professional practice, teamwork and communication; and reorganisation and relabelling of the criteria.
During 2021, programmes can apply under the Accreditation Criteria (2021) or under the Accreditation Criteria (2014).