Benefits of Accreditation

Engineers Ireland undertakes accreditation visits to universities and institutes of technology at least every 5 years to ensure engineering and engineering technology programmes meet international standards.In advance of the accreditation visit, the college is required to submit detailed documents covering all aspects of the programmes for accreditation focusing largely on compliance with programme outcomes. Every accredited programme is assigned a programme panel comprising a programme panel chair and two assessors, one of which acts as rapporteur.

Benefits to Colleges, Students and Graduates

Students, graduates, colleges, industry and the entire engineering profession all benefit from a properly accredited pool of third-level engineering or engineering technology programmes.

Whether you are an engineering professional seeking a job, an employer seeking qualified engineering professionals, or a student choosing a programme, accreditation creates and maintains a consistent standard in education programmes across all the disciplines of engineering in Ireland.

  • Through the Engineers Ireland accreditation process, Colleges benefit from an objective evaluation and approval of their engineering programmes, ensuring they stand up to the best standards worldwide.Nearly every engineering or engineering technology programme in Ireland applies for accreditation by Engineers Ireland. We conduct an objective evaluation of each programme according to each programme, holding engineering in Ireland to the highest standard.
  • Whether you’re a recent graduate or choosing an engineering or engineering technology programme, keeping informed about accredited programmes in Ireland is invaluable to your education and future career.
  • When choosing a programme, Engineers Ireland accreditation assures you that your programme has been subjected to a rigorous process of evaluation.
  • Graduates: search for jobs
  • Hunting for a job? If you’ve completed an accredited programme, you – and your prospective employers – can rely on an established measure of your value on the job market even before you’ve gained work experience.
  • Recent graduates from an accredited programme can apply for Engineers Ireland membership to further their job search capabilities, among other benefits.
  • Programme accreditation means that programmes accredited in Ireland are internationally recognised, encouraging travel and the exchange of ideas and experience, enriching our profession.

Standards for Accreditation

Engineers Ireland is licensed to award the EUR ACE accreditation label ( and also accredits programmes which meet the criteria of the International Engineering Alliance (