Explanation of accredited status
Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
Accreditation is carried out by the individual professional engineering institutions under licence from the Engineering Council. A degree may be accredited by more than one engineering institution, particularly where it spans several engineering disciplines.
For more information, visit the Engineering Council 'Information for Students' website.