Accreditation Management System for Engineering Technologist
This documented accreditation management system developed by Engineers Australia sets out policy, criteria and guidelines for the accreditation of engineering education programs at the level of Engineering Technologist. The Accreditation Management System is presented in a modular, controlled document format to provide for ease of navigation and access to pertinent information. Formal procedures for review approval and version control are in accordance with established quality management practices. This Accreditation Management System defining document is intended as a resource for engineering education providers in the processes of planning, educational design, program review and continuous quality improvement. It also is intended to provide explicit guidance for the development of submission documentation in preparation for an accreditation visit. The Accreditation Management System provides the definitive criteria, assessment and reporting framework for evaluation panels engaged in the accreditation process and for the Engineers Australia Accreditation Board in the process of decision making.
System and Context
One of the objects and purposes of The Institution of Engineers, Australia (Engineers Australia), defined by Royal Charter, is “To increase the confidence of the community in the employment of engineers by admitting to The Institution only those persons as shall have satisfied the Council of The Institution that they have an adequate knowledge of both the theory and the practice of engineering”.
In accordance with this purpose, Engineers Australia evaluates complete courses or programs (hereafter referred to as programs) leading to the award of engineering degrees and diplomas by Australian educational institutions. The key objective of this evaluation task is to accredit those programs which are adjudged as preparing their graduates adequately for entry to the profession and admission to membership of Engineers Australia in the grade of Graduate – career category – Professional Engineer, Engineering Technologist or Engineering Associate as appropriate. This documented accreditation system is concerned with the criteria and processes for evaluating engineering education programs leading to the award of engineering degrees appropriate for entry to the profession in the career category of Engineering Technologist.
- S01 ET - Overview (Note: the key changes from the AMS for programs at the level of professional engineer are highlighted in this document)
- S02 ET - Accreditation Criteria Summary (Note: the key changes from the AMS for programs at the level of professional engineer are highlighted in this document) (PDF 64kb)
- S03 ET - Governing and Consultative Bodies, International Framework (PDF 36kb)
- S04 ET - Linking Accreditation with the Engineers Australia National Competency Standards (PDF 30kb)
Guidelines, Process & Resources
Procedures form part of the system for engineering program accreditation managed by the Accreditation Board of Engineers Australia. The Board's policies, procedures and guidelines are designed to ensure consistency in submissions from education providers and in the quality of the accreditation evaluation process itself.
- G01 ET - Accreditation System Document Preparation and Management (PDF 38kb)
- G02 ET - Accreditation Criteria Guidelines (Note: the key changes from the AMS for programs at the level of Professional Engineer are highlighted in this document) (PDF 166kb)
- G03 ET - General Review Process (PDF 97kb)
- G04 ET - Introducing New Programs and Program Amendments (PDF 35kb)
- G05 ET - Alternative Implementation Pathways (PDF 34kb)
- G06 ET - Preparation of Submission Documentation (PDF 125kb)
- G07 ET - Fields of Specialisation (PDF 20kb)
- G08 ET - Glossary (PDF 62kb)
- G09 ET - Approved External References (PDF 20kb)
This policy document is part of the system for engineering program accreditation managed by the Accreditation Board of Engineers Australia. The Board's policies, procedures and guidelines are designed to ensure consistency in the submissions of educational bodies to the Board, and in the quality of the assessment process itself.
- P01 ET - Accreditation Management System (PDF 38kb)
- P02 ET - Engineers Australia Policy on Accreditation of Professional Engineering Programs (PDF 33kb)
- P03 ET - Engineers Australia Policy on the Accreditation of Programs Offered by Australian Universities at Offshore Locations (PDF 37kb)
- P04 ET - Engineers Australia Policy on the Accreditation of Programs Offered in Distance Mode (PDF 31kb)
- P05 ET - Engineers Australia National Generic Competency Standards - Stage 1 Competency Standard for Engineering Technologist (PDF 70kb)