Accreditation

All our courses are fully accredited by relevant professional institutions

What is Accreditation and what does it mean for me?

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is the process which the Engineering Council collaborates with Engineering Institutions to formally assess the content and quality of our degree programmes in order to produce the highest quality engineers for industry.  Accreditation is a mark of excellence and MACE offers degree programmes accredited by IMechE, ICE, RAeS, IStructE etc. (see below for details about your course).

A bit of engineering history: Established in the UK, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is the first and oldest surviving engineering institution in the world. It introduced the idea of ensuring our engineers are educated to the highest possible standards and the sharing of the state-of-the-art technology. This system has since been copied around the world.

Why is Accreditation useful for your degree and career?

If you plan to go into industry as a practising engineer, you will need to become Chartered (C.Eng.), this is the highest professional qualification for engineers.  By obtaining an accredited degree, you can accelerate this process and your career by completing the pre-requisite training while at University.  Our degree programmes are specially designed to help you achieve this.

Should I study for the 3-year B.Eng. or 4-year M.Eng accredited degree?

For all students intending to work as an engineer in the UK or a British company, we strongly recommend that you take the 4-year M.Eng accredited degree. Your 4th year will equip you with the knowledge and skills require to progress to Chartered Engineer status. We recommend you complete as much as of this in your 4th year here to fast track you when you begin working in industry.

But I’m not British, should I study for the 3-year B.Eng, or 4-year M.Eng accredited degree?

Overseas students who intend to return to their own countries to practice engineering often require an equivalent certification from the engineering institutions in their own country.  In some cases, a British Accredited engineering degree is recognised, whereas in other cases, it is better to complete the accredited 3-year B.Eng. degree and then specialise with a 1-year M.Sc. degree offered at the University of Manchester, for example ‘Structural Engineering’ or ‘Commercial Project Management’. This contributes directly to career development in an international market.

Aerospace Engineering Courses

Royal Aeronautical Society logo

Royal Aeronautical Society

All our Aerospace Engineering degrees are fully accredited. Such degrees provide the academic base to become a member of a Professional Institution and a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council. BEng(Hons) graduates will need further learning equivalent to Masters level for Chartered status.

Chartered status is a qualification internationally recognised. You are also eligible, with an Engineering degree, for the European Ingenieur (Eurling) qualification.  

Civil and Structural Engineering Courses

Institution of Civil Engineers ICE
The Institution of Structural Engineers ISE
The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
Institute of Highway Engineers

All our Civil and Structural Engineering degrees are accredited through the Joint Board of Moderators, which is formed by four professional bodies: 

A JBM accredited undergraduate degree provides the academic base to become a member of a Professional Institution and an Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council, which is an internationally recognised qualification. BEng (Hons) graduates who go on to complete a Masters or equivalent level qualification will be able to apply for Chartered status. You are also eligible, with an Engineering degree, for the European Ingenieur (Eurling) qualification.

Mechanical Engineering Courses

Institution of Mechanical Engineers logo

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

All our Mechanical Engineering degrees are fully accredited. Such degrees provide the academic base to become a member of a Professional Institution and a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council. BEng(Hons) graduates will need further learning equivalent to Masters level for Chartered status.

Chartered status is a qualification internationally recognised. You are also eligible, with an Engineering degree, for the European Ingenieur (Eurling) qualification.  

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