IChemE publishes accreditation guidance

Article by Adam Duckett

ICHEME has updated its accreditation guidance for chemical engineering degree programmes and published new guidance for process safety degree programmes.

The guides, which are written for education providers and assessors, give a detailed overview of the accreditation processes, standards, links to professional registration, and offer guidance on how to prepare for accreditation.

The guidance is now aligned with IChemE’s strategic topics, including climate change and digitalisation, and the latest Engineering Council standards which are updated periodically by the regulator.

Les Bolton, Chair of IChemE’s Education and Accreditation Forum, said: “We encourage stakeholders at universities to use the guidance to prepare for future accreditations and re-accreditations. Accreditation shows that degrees not only meet the educational requirements for Incorporated or Chartered Engineer, but also helps universities demonstrate to students and their future employers that courses are comprehensive, industrially relevant, and internationally benchmarked.”

Both sets of guidance are available to download here.

The documentation for chemical engineering degree programmes is available here now, with the process safety documentation scheduled for publication in early 2022.

Article by Adam Duckett

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