Professional accreditation of our degrees is important. The professional institutions work and strengthen links with universities and industry to ensure that formal educational programmes (e.g. degrees) and workplace programmes are in place to develop professional engineers that will continue to provide a global contribution to sustainable, economic growth and ethical standards. It may not automatically guarantee a job, but graduating with an accredited degree means you are on the fastest route to becoming a fully-fledged professional.
All our undergraduate civil engineering degrees are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, comprising:
MEng Accredited CEng (Full)
This degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.
BEng (Hons) Accredited CEng (Partial)
This degree is accredited as:
From day one of your degree you will be treated as a professional engineer on your way to chartered status. We encourage you to join at least one of these professional institutions while you are still a student and your course will include trips to institution meetings. We will expect you to read technical papers and get to know other engineers in the region.
Our degrees in Surveying and Mapping Science and Geographic Information Science are accredited by:
Our degrees are the only geomatics undergraduate courses accredited by the RICS in the UK. We encourage you join the institutions as student members and to take advantage of the journals, talks and libraries that this will give you access to. Student membership is free.
As well as the benefits you receive as a student member, graduating from an accredited degree means you are on the fastest route to becoming a chartered surveyor. You will be exempt from some examinations that those on non-accredited degrees would have to take.
All the MSc programmes offered by the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) (comprising ICE, IStructE, CIHT and IHIE), as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already achieved an accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.
In addition, the Environmental Engineering and Water Resources Engineering MSc programmes are accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
The Engineering Geology, Environmental Consultancy, Environmental and Petroleum Geochemistry and Petroleum Geochemistry programmes are also accredited by the Geological Society.