|ACK has received confirmation that all engineering programs at the College are now fully accredited by Engineers Australia (EA). Dean of the School of Engineering, Dr. Mohammed Abdul Niby, proudly announced that this umbrella accreditation is the culmination of meticulous and persistent attention to quality standards and enhancement of programs since the initial accreditation in 2009 for the Bachelor Degree qualifications in Electrical and Petroleum Engineering. In 2012, EA accreditation was extended to cover Bachelor Degrees in Civil and Mechanical Engineering.
During the past two years, the School of Engineering undertook a major project to complete a detailed submission covering accreditation for the diploma level qualifications and re-accreditation for the bachelor level qualifications across all engineering streams. This involved a four volume set of documents providing full details regarding a comprehensive mapping of each ACK course against the standards required by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). In addition, the College was required to provide evidence of quality standards associated with both academic and administrative policies and practices.
Receipt of the full accreditation letter was met with great delight across the campus in September 2019. Dr. Abdul Niby highlighted the significance of this accomplishment for ACK engineering students and alumni. He explained: “All ACK engineering students, in any discipline, can now receive a qualification that has both international academic content and transnational industry recognition. An ACK engineering graduate is now able to produce evidence to prospective employers that their diploma and/or bachelor level studies are at the same standard as a student studying in Australia. Further, ACK engineering alumni are immediately eligible for full associate membership of the professional engineering body, Engineers Australia”.
Posted on Nov. 13, 2019