Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB)
IES is the Singapore signatory to the Washington Accord with effect from June 2006. The Washington Accord is an international agreement which provides a mechanism for mutual recognition of the substantial equivalence of engineering academic programmes in satisfying the academic requirements for the practice of engineering at the professional level. The processes, policies and procedures for granting accreditation to engineering academic programmes by IES is administered by the Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) which was set up in May 2002 by IES as a body to accredit engineering programmes that are delivered and awarded in Singapore.
The terms of reference of EAB are to:
Objectives of accreditation:
To provide feedback to the educational institutions for the improvement and development of educational programs in engineering that can better meet the needs of the local industry.
For Signatories of the Washington Accord, please click the link HERE
For more details about the Washington Accord, kindly visit the International Engineering Alliance website.
The following are engineering programmes which have been granted full accreditation by the EAB:
The following are engineering programmes which have been granted provisional accreditation by EAB:
Please note that during the period of provisional accreditation, all graduates of the programme will not be deemed to have gained a qualification that is recognised under any mutual recognition agreement entered into by EAB, such as the Washington Accord.
Accreditation Criteria & Process
The following manuals on the accreditation processes, policies, criteria and procedures are available for download:
. EAB Accreditation Manual (Version: Aug 2018)
In the meantime, the current Version Aug 2011 can be adopted for accreditation visits up to Aug 2018. A copy of the Accreditation Manual Version Aug 2011 is available for download:
. EAB Accreditation Manual (Version: Aug 2011)
A template for preparation of accreditation information has also been updated and can be downloaded:
. EAB Template for Accreditation Information Report (July 2017)