Students

Thinking of studying engineering?

Check your course is accredited by Engineers Ireland first.

There are currently over 100 engineering courses on offer at third level all across Ireland, but not all of them are accredited by Engineers Ireland. Accreditation by Engineers Ireland means that a third-level engineering course has an official 'stamp of approval' that can boost the employability of graduates at home and abroad. (Engineers Ireland is an internationally recognised representative body for professional engineers in Ireland, and the leading organisation for accreditation of engineering courses.)


For the most up-to-date list of accredited courses, please visit the Accredited Programmes page on http://www.engineersireland.ie/

 

Why is accreditation important?

Benefits of studying an accredited course 

Benefits of studying an accredited course 

 

 

Why is accreditation important?

Accreditation of engineering courses – awarded by Engineers Ireland – functions like a 'quality mark', giving you assurance in three important areas.

 

Accreditation means that:

  • Your chosen course meets standards of excellence defined by the engineering profession
  • Your final qualification will be recognised internationally 
  • You'll have a clear, smooth route to a registered title (e.g. Chartered Engineer, Associate Engineer, Engineering Technician)

 

How does accreditation work?

A rigorous, independent evaluation of third-level engineering courses is conducted by Engineers Ireland, to see if they meet international standards of excellence. Any college that wishes to can apply for evaluation. Courses that are accredited are re-assessed at least every five years to make sure their standards of excellence are maintained.

 

Engineers Ireland is licensed to award the EUR-ACE accreditation label. It also accredits programmes that meet the criteria of the International Engineering Alliance. These labels mean that an engineering course meets internationally agreed standards, and that the resulting qualification will be recognised in dozens of other countries around the globe.

 

 

Benefits of studying an accredited course 

There are many reasons to search for the accredited mark of quality on the engineering course you're thinking of applying for.

 

Graduation from an accredited course…

  • Enhances your employability;
  • Assures international employers of the quality of your qualification;
  • Smooths out the process of attaining a registered title;
  • Ensures professional recognition of your course.

 

For the most up-to-date list of accredited courses, please visit the Accredited Programmes page on http://www.engineersireland.ie/

For course descriptions and points, visit CAO.ie