Accreditation

What is an accredited engineering program?

An accredited engineering program consists of studies in engineering leading to a bachelor’s degree. It fulfills the national accreditation criteria.

There are 278 accredited engineering programs at 43 higher education institutions across Canada. For a list of higher education institutions with accredited engineering programs, click here.

What is the role of Engineers Canada in accreditation?

Engineers Canada, through the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, accredits undergraduate engineering programs at Canadian higher education institutions.

Why are engineering programs accredited?

Accredited undergraduate engineering programs provide the education necessary for licensure as a professional engineer in Canada. They also provide quality assurance and mobility:

Quality assurance:

  • Accredited programs meet the high standards necessary for licensure
  • Accreditation fosters continual improvement of education

Mobility:

  • Accredited programs are accepted by the provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies and are recognized by our international partners

Does the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board grant accreditation to individuals, courses or institutions?

Individuals, courses and institutions are not accredited. Engineers Canada, through the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, only accredits undergraduate engineering programs.

Does Engineers Canada rank one higher education institution as better than another?

Higher education institutions are not ranked by Engineers Canada. All accredited undergraduate engineering programs meet the high standards of education required for licensure.

Are there regulations on granting transfer credits?

The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board adopted new regulations for granting transfer credits on February 25, 2012. Programs must be compliant with these regulations as of January 1, 2013. The new regulations are in the 2013 Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board Accreditation Criteria and Procedures document (see Accreditation Resources page).

For more information

If you would like to learn more about Engineers Canada's role with regard to accreditation, call Lynn Villeneuve, Practice Lead, Accreditation, at 613-232-2474 ext.226. You can also send Lynn an email.