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Higher Education (HE) students

Are you applying to university to study engineering or a related course that might lead to a career in engineering? Already on an engineering degree programme?

If you are looking to pursue a career in engineering it is recommended that you choose an accredited degree as this is an important part of the requirements for professional registration as an IEng or CEng. Studying an accredited degree will make it more straightforward when you apply for professional registration later.

Below is some key information on the types of things you can be doing now to gain the benefits of professional registration as quickly and easily as possible.

Applying to university

Your choice of degree will depend on a variety of factors, including engineering discipline, breadth of coverage, the university’s facilities, placement opportunities in the UK and overseas and the extent of university-employer relationships.  You might be looking at studying full time, part time or a work-based option.  A key consideration is to check whether the degree course is accredited

Most UK engineering degrees are accredited by one or more professional engineering institutions. There are several advantages to choosing an accredited course:

  • Some employers recruit specifically from accredited degree programmes
  • You can be assured that your course is recognised professionally and meets the academic standards set by the profession
  • Graduating from an accredited course makes the process of applying for professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) more straightforward
  • Internationally, UK accredited degrees are more widely recognised than non-accredited degrees

Accredited courses

Accredited courses have been assessed by one or more of the professional engineering institutions and found to meet, or partially meet, the education criteria for IEng or CEng.

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