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​ACCREDITED PROGRAMMES

 

Recognition of ECSA-accredited Programme by Signatories of International Educational Agreements

 

This page gives more information regarding educational programmes, accredited by the ECSA, which signatories of the following international education agreements have also agreed to recognise:

Recognition of BEng, BSc (Eng) and BIng Programmes Accredited by the ECSA via Washington Accord

This type of programme is a four-year programme.

Engineering programmes listed in document E-20-PE have been accredited by the ECSA, and are recognised as meeting the educational requirements for registration as a Professional Engineer in South Africa. International recognition of these programmes is provided through the Washington Accord, which was signed in 1999. 

Signatories to the Washington Accord have undertaken to make every reasonable effort to ensure that the bodies responsible for the registration or licensing of Professional Engineers, Chartered Engineers (or similar designations) to practise in its country or territory, mutually recognise the substantial educational equivalence of engineering education programmes accredited by other Accord signatories.

The ECSA became a signatory to the Washington Accord in 1999 - this means that other signatories are under no formal obligation to recognise the graduates of accredited programmes prior to that year. Individual Accord signatories who do recognise graduates of ECSA accredited programmes prior to 1999, do so at their own discretion.

Further details about the Washington Accord, as well as the details of all current signatories (with links to all accreditation listing information) can be found at: http://www.ieagreements.org/.

Recognition of BTech Programmes Accredited by the ECSA via the Sydney Accord

The BTech programme is a one-year programme, undertaken after completion of an accredited National Diploma. This combination is the benchmark educational qualification required for registration as a Professional Engineering Technologist with ECSA.

Engineering programmes listed in document E-20-PT have been accredited by the ECSA, and are recognised as meeting the initial academic requirements for registration as a Professional Engineering Technologist in South Africa. International recognition of these programmes is provided through the Sydney Accord, which was signed in 2001. 
Signatories to the Sydney Accord have undertaken to make every reasonable effort to ensure that the bodies responsible for registration or licensing of Engineering Technologists (or similar designations) to practise in its country or territory mutually recognise the substantial education equivalence of engineering education programmes accredited by other Accord signatories.

Signatories are advised that accreditation of BTech programmes by the ECSA is subject to an appropriate choice of subjects by the student in each individual case. Signatories considering holders of BTech degrees for recognition under the Sydney Accord are advised to obtain confirmation from the ECSA Education Manager  that the applicant’s degree contains an appropriate combination of subjects.

The ECSA was a founding signatory to the Sydney Accord in 2001, which means that other signatories are under no formal obligation to recognise the graduates of accredited programmes prior to that year. Individual Accord signatories who do recognise graduates of ECSA accredited programmes prior to 2001, do so at their own discretion.

Further details about the Sydney Accord, as well as the details of all current signatories (with links to all accreditation listing information) can be found at: http://www.ieagreements.org/.

Recognition of National Diploma Programmes Accredited by ECSA via Dublin Accord

This type of programme is a three-year programme, including two years of academic study and one year of experiential training.

Engineering programmes listed in document E-20-PN have been accredited by the ECSA and are recognised as meeting the initial educational requirements for registration as a Professional Engineering Technician in South Africa. International recognition of these programmes is provided through the Dublin Accord, which was signed in 2002.
Signatories to the Dublin Accord have undertaken to make every reasonable effort to ensure that the bodies responsible for the registration or licensing of Engineering Technicians (or similar designations) to practise in its country or territory mutually recognise the substantial education equivalence of engineering educational programmes accredited by other Accord signatories.

Signatories are advised that accreditation of National Diploma programmes by the ECSA is subject to an appropriate choice of subjects by the student in each individual case. Signatories considering holders of National Diplomas for recognition under the Dublin Accord are advised to obtain confirmation from the ECSA Education Manager  that the applicant’s qualifcation contains an appropriate combination of subjects.

The ECSA was a founding signatory to the Dublin Accord in 2002, which means that other signatories are under no formal obligation to recognise the graduates of accredited programmes prior to that year. Individual Accord signatories who do recognise graduates of ECSA accredited programmes prior to 2002, do so at their own discretion.

Further details about the Dublin Accord, as well as the details of all current signatories (with links to all accreditation listing information) can be found at:http://www.ieagreements.org/.