Agenzia Quacing: Spotlight #16

Engineering Program Accreditation in Italy

The Agenzia QUACING (AC) is the recognized accreditation body for Italian engineering programmes, and was founded in 2010. Their criteria is based on the EUR-ACE label model. QUACING is a Full Member of ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education) and in 2012 the first accredited programs were announced which were also granted the EUR-ACE label. Programme outcomes are described separately for bachelor and Master programmes with reference to the following eight learning areas: Knowledge and understanding; Engineering Analysis; Engineering Design; Investigations; Engineering Practice; and Transversal Skills.

Since December 2012, the QUACING Agency has been part of the affiliates of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) which has defined the guidelines for quality assurance (Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance). These Guidelines were adopted by the Ministers of Education and the University of 45 European countries (Bergen, 19-20 May 2005) in the context of the Bologna process together with the European Qualification Framework relating to the mutual recognition of qualifications. The Guidelines were revised in Yerevan in 2015.

Rome, Italy