Spotlight on Accreditation

Featured News and Content puts a spotlight on recent news, resources, and activities within the world of engineering and computing program accreditation.  We feature stories that will help site visitors gain a little more perspective on the process and benefits of program accreditation.  The most recent spotlight is accessible from our homepage, while an archive of articles is searchable below.

Spotlight Articles

Hallmarks of a Good Program Accreditation System

Explore some of the desired characteristics of good accreditation systems.

Five Standard Approaches to Accreditation

Explore the various approaches to program accreditation and learn about five models used globally.

Repository of Historical Program Accreditation Documents has compiled several documents which provide insight into the history of global engineering and computing program accreditation.

Spotlight on the Seoul Accord

The Seoul Accord is a multi-lateral mutual-recognition agreement among agencies responsible for accreditation or recognition of computing and IT-related qualifications.

Emerging Trends in Global Program Accreditation

As new accrediting bodies emerge, and as accords and mutual recognition agreements grow, several trends appear to characterize accrediting bodies within engineering, technology, and computing in the last decade.

Engineering Program Accreditation in Italy

The Agenzia QUACING is the recognized accreditation body for Italian engineering programmes, founded in 2010.

Graduate Attributes and Professional Competencies Document Revised

The International Engineering Alliance has announced that all related Accords and Agreements have approved revisions to its Graduate Attributes and Professional Competencies (GAPC) international benchmark.

Spotlight on the Washington Accord

The Washington Accord is an international agreement among bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programs. It recognizes the substantial equivalency of programs accredited by those bodies and recommends that graduates of approved programs be recognized by the other bodies.

MAB and ARACIS reach cooperation agreement.

The Hungarian Accreditation Agency (MAB) and the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation between the two organizations.

ASIIN Agreement with European Students Union

ASIIN, Germany's engineering program accreditation agency has renewed their agreement with the European Students' Union.