Accreditation Management System for Professional Engineers

Engineers Australia has developed a documented accreditation management system setting out policy, criteria and guidelines for the accreditation of engineering education programs at the level of professional engineer. 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 professional engineering degrees appropriate for entry to the profession in the career category of Professional Engineer.

Accreditation Guideline

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.
This procedure describes the preparation, control, storage and dissemination of controlled documents which are part of the accreditation system.

Policy

Policy 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.

 
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