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Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB)

The Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) is made up of the professional engineering institutions licensed by the Engineering Council to accredit academic programmes for both Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer status. The Engineering Council provides the secretariat for EAB.

The purpose of EAB is to provide a single point of contact to facilitate joint accreditation visits and to encourage consistent accreditation processes and good practice.

As well as carrying out joint accreditation visits, EAB meets three times a year to discuss accreditation-related issues.

EAB visits

EAB accreditation visits may be arranged where a Higher Education Institution (HEI) wants three or more professional engineering institutions to accredit a single degree or a suite of related programmes.  If just one or two professional engineering institution(s) are required for an accreditation visit, please contact the institutions(s) directly.

Those HEIs opting for an EAB visit have one point of contact through the EAB secretariat, receive a single visit to assess their various disciplines or programmes, and complete only one set of submission documents. The HEI will receive one visit report.

Charges for an EAB visit

A number of professional engineering institutions currently charge for accreditation visits and/or recover accreditors’ accommodation and travel expenses. These charges vary from institution to institution and charging information can be provided on request.

There is no common policy on charging. It is a matter for an individual professional engineering institution to decide whether or not to make a charge for accreditation.

Note: any requests for EAB visits outside of the UK will be considered on a case by case basis and are likely to be subject to additional charges due to the additional costs involved.

Contact information

For further information about EAB visits, to request a visit or if you have a question about accreditation-related activity, please email the EAB secretariat at:

Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP)

AHEP is the document produced by the Engineering Council that sets out the standard for degree accreditation

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The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) describes the standards for professional registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng)

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If you have further questions about our international activity visit this section of our website to see if your question has been answered

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Visit the EAB website

You can find further information about the work of the EAB on its website

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