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1 The European Network for the Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE) and the EUR-ACE ® label Name of event by Name of Presenter, ENAEE 22 April 2015Name of the presenter, ENAEE1

2 Content Accreditation and ENAEE – definition and purpose The EUR-ACE Framework Standards The EUR-ACE Procedure Benefits of a EUR-ACE accreditation Background and structure of ENAEE Goals of ENAEE 22 April 20152Name of the presenter, ENAEE

3 Content Accreditation and ENAEE – definition and purpose The EUR-ACE Framework Standards The EUR-ACE Procedure Benefits of a EUR-ACE accreditation Background and structure of ENAEE Goals of ENAEE 22 April 20153Name of the presenter, ENAEE

4 Programme accreditation and institutional accreditation Institutional accreditation: assesses institutions as a whole Programme accreditation: assesses quality of a specific programme  Programme accreditation is complimentary to institutional accreditation Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April 20154

5 What is accreditation for ENAEE? Award of EUR-ACE label result of a process to ensure the entry route to the profession ensures that a programme has the standards required for its graduates to acquire the necessary educational qualifications to enter the engineering profession result of a process to ensure the educational quality of a programme 22 April 20155Name of the presenter, ENAEE

6 Accreditation and professional qualifications recognition of professional qualifications within the EU: Directive on Recognition of Professional Qualifications (2005/36/EC, of 7 Sept. 2005)  EUR-ACE system compatible with EU Directive and European Qualification Framework (EQF) Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April 20156

7 Content Accreditation and ENAEE – definition and purpose The EUR-ACE Framework Standards The EUR-ACE Procedure Benefits of a EUR-ACE accreditation Background and structure of ENAEE Goals of ENAEE 22 April 20157Name of the presenter, ENAEE

8 EUR-ACE Framework Standards Reason for establishment To implement European system of programme accreditation for engineering degrees Encompassing all disciplines and profiles Applicable in existing accreditation systems in use in Europe Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April 20158

9 EUR-ACE Framework Standards Structure 1.Learning outcomes for accrediation 2.Criteria and requirements for programme assessment and accreditation 3.Procedures for programme assessment and accreditation Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April 20159

10 EUR-ACE Framework Standards (1) Six Categories of learning outcomes Knowledge and understanding Engineering analysis Engineering design Investigations Engineering practice Transferable skills For each category, outcome criteria for First and Second Cycle programmes’ graduates have been established. 22 April Name of the presenter, ENAEE

11 Example of learning outcomes: category Engineering Analysis First Cycle graduates should have the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems using established methods; the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to analyse engineering products, processes and methods; the ability to select and apply relevant analytic and modelling methods. 22 April Name of the presenter, ENAEE

12 Example of learning outcomes: category Engineering Analysis Second Cycle graduates should have the ability to solve problems that are unfamiliar, incompletely defined, and have competing specifications; the ability to formulate and solve problems in new and emerging areas of their specialisation; the ability to use their knowledge and understanding to conceptualise engineering models, systems and processes; the ability to apply innovative methods in problem solving. Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

13 EUR-ACE Framework Standards (2) Criteria and requirements for programme assessment  Aspects of the programme to be looked at during the assessment process: Needs, objectives and outcomes Educational process Resources and partnerships Assessment of the educational process Management system Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

14 EUR-ACE Framework Standards (3) Procedures for Programme Assessment  Description of steps to be taken during the assessment process Guidelines for the procedure of the assessment Guidelines for the decision-making process Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

15 Decentralized approach Programme fulfilling the learning outcomes can be awarded the EUR-ACE label Award of the EUR-ACE label is given by authorized agencies In some countries, one accreditation process gives two or more labels 22 April Name of the presenter, ENAEE

16 The EUR-ACE ® Certificate Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

17 Content Accreditation and ENAEE – definition and purpose The EUR-ACE Framework Standards The EUR-ACE Procedure Benefits of a EUR-ACE accreditation Background and structure of ENAEE Goals of ENAEE 22 April Name of the presenter, ENAEE

18 Authorization procedure for accreditation agencies Download the application form from the website Complete form to demonstrate compliance with the ENAEE Standards and Guidelines and with the EUR-ACE Framework Standards ENAEE sets up review team Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

19 Authorization procedure for accreditation agencies Review team checks criteria and procedures of accreditation agency against ENAEE Standards and Guidelines and against EUR-ACE Framework Standards Review team participates in on-site visits of agency Authorization is for a period of 5 years  details: Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

20 ENAEE Standards and Guidelines Content Review of Accreditation Agencies – Procedure Evaluation of Accreditation Agencies – Standards and Guidelines Accreditation Standards (Compliance with “EUR-ACE Framework Standards) Accreditation Procedure (Compliance with “EUR-ACE Framework Standards”) Institution (Compliance with the European standards and guidelines for external accreditation agencies, ESG part III) Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

21 Procedure for obtaining the EUR-ACE ® Label for a degree programme In a country with an authorized agency  contact the agency Everywhere else:  contact the EUR-ACE Lable Committee Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

22 Content Accreditation and ENAEE – definition and purpose The EUR-ACE Framework Standards The EUR-ACE Procedure Benefits of a EUR-ACE accreditation Background and structure of ENAEE Goals of ENAEE 22 April Name of the presenter, ENAEE

23 Benefits for HEIs Additional certificate of quality of education Means of promotion: programme meets academic and professional standards Assurance that programme meets quality standards set by the engineering profession Benchmarked against other European programmes Reliable information on quality of FC programme for admission for SC Incentives for students to choose EUR-ACE labelled programme Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

24 Benefits for students Assurance that EUR-ACE ® labelled programme meets high European and international standards Facilitate application to EUR-ACE ® Masters programmes in other HEIs Additional quality label recognized by employers in Europe International recognition of degree as meeting professional standards Regulatory bodies accept EUR-ACE ® labelled programmes as meeting requirements for becoming chartered engineer Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

25 Benefits for employers Successful completion of EUR-ACE labelled programme assures: Competences of graduates: Candidate‘s knowledge, understanding and practical capabilities meet international standards Reliable information on quality of degree programme of candidate without knowing its details Not only academic standard of programme checked but also relevance for profession Complement to Diploma Supplement (giving academic point of view) Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

26 Benefits for accreditation agencies Offering additional quality label to customers (HEIs) Certification of quality of accreditation agency according to ESG and employers’ requirements Integration into European network of engineering professionals Possibility to accredit in other European and worldwide countries with no authorized agency Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

27 Benefits for professional engineers organizations Guarantee that graduates meet educational requirements for entering into their registers (if organisation has set its educational standard at EUR-ACE level) FEANI automatically includes the EUR-ACE ® accredited programmes in its Index of European recognized engineering programmes Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

28 Why choose the EUR-ACE ® label? builds on the broadest stakeholder involvement with a view to involve the whole professional community based on self-assessment and peer-review is a European accreditation scheme: carried out through agencies across Europe incorporates existing good practices and valid quality strategies 22 April Name of the presenter, ENAEE

29 Content Accreditation and ENAEE – definition and purpose The EUR-ACE Framework Standards The EUR-ACE Procedure Benefits of a EUR-ACE accreditation Background and structure of ENAEE The goals of ENAEE 22 April Name of the presenter, ENAEE

30 Short History of development of engineering accreditation in Europe 2000ESOEPE agreement 2004EUR-ACE project February: Foundation of ENAEE 2006EUR-ACE Implementation project Agencies authorized 2008Review process completed 2008EUR-ACE Spread project th agency authorized 22 April Name of the presenter, ENAEE

31 Members of ENAEE Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April Engineering (Education) Societies Engineering Accreditation Agencies Others FEANIASIINCoPI SEFICTIUnifi EurocadresEngineering CouncilBBT Danish Society of EngineersEngineers IrelandARACIS Instituto de la Ingenieria de Espana MÜDEK CLAIUOrdem dos Engenheiros IGIPRAEE Finish Association of Graduate Engineers

32 Organisational Structure of ENAEE 22 April Name of the presenter, ENAEE General Assembly (19 representatives of 19 members organisations) General Assembly (19 representatives of 19 members organisations) Administrative Council (7 members, incl. President, 2 Vice-Presidents, Treasurer) Administrative Council (7 members, incl. President, 2 Vice-Presidents, Treasurer) Label Committee (Representatives of authorized agencies) Label Committee (Representatives of authorized agencies) ASIIN Carry out accreditation processes at national HEIs  Check if outcomes are fulfilled  Award EUR-ACE label in addition to national accreditation elects EI Müdek OE RAEE nominates Carries out authorization procedures Policy-making body Implementation and dissemination Makes decisions on recommendation of AC Working group Higher Education Institutions seeking the EUR-ACE label Higher Education Institutions seeking the EUR-ACE label EngC CTI

33 Authorized agencies Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April MÜDEK ASIIN Engineers Ireland Ordem dos Engenheiros Engineering Council RAEE CTI Authorized in November 2007 Authorized in January 2009

34 Number of EUR-ACE ® Labels Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

35 Content Accreditation and ENAEE – definition and purpose The EUR-ACE Framework Standards The EUR-ACE Procedure Benefits of a EUR-ACE accreditation Background and structure of ENAEE Goals of ENAEE 22 April Name of the presenter, ENAEE

36 ENAEE‘s main objectives Set up by European stakeholders concerned with quality of Engineering education programmes Define single set of standards and procedures for accreditation of engineering programmes Implement gradually a network of accreditation agencies using EUR-ACE standards and procedures promote and coordinate rising number of national accreditation agencies awarding EUR-ACE label leading to pan-European recognition of national accreditations Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

37 ENAEE Goals To build confidence in systems of accreditation of engineering degree programs within Europe To promote the implementation of accreditation practice for engineering education systems in Europe. To facilitate European transnational and worldwide recognition and mobility of engineering graduates and professionals Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

38 ENAEE Activities Facilitating the free exchange of information Providing an effective communication channel for those concerned with educational and professional standards in engineering throughout EHEA Providing information on topics and issues connected with educational and professional engineering standards Participating in the creation and ultimately the administration of a European accreditation framework for engineering education programs Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

39 Further information Website: Name of Presenter, Position: Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

40 Additional slides 22 April Name of the presenter, ENAEE

41 Best Practice (1) Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

42 Best Practice (2) Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April The Commission is supporting the development of a series of subject- specific European quality labels, which could/may lend their standards to existing agencies or become agencies in their own right. Examples include the EUR-ACE label in engineering [...]. EUR-ACE Implementation and the EUR- ACE Label This project has elaborated a European system of accreditation of engineering programmes at the first and second cycle level. Training of international accreditation experts and the award of the EUR-ACE labels are among the project outcomes.

43 Expansion of the system Inclusion of additional agencies Interest from NVAO The Netherlands ARACIS Romania SKVC Lithuania OAQSwitzerland KAUTPoland AQAAustria Non-engineering specific agencies Efforts towards mutual recognition Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

44 Outlook EUR-ACE and Professional Card Aims of the Professional Card Maintaining the value of the „Engineer“ title Shaping and developing the professional titel Strengthening the engineering community Facilitating the mobility of engineers europe- wide Creation of new national registers of Engineers Basis for revision of European Directive International coordination through FEANI Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

45 Outlook EUR-ACE and AHELO Project: Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) Funding: by OECD Result (200): AHELO-Tuning - Conceptual Framework of Expected/Desired Learning Outcomes in Engineering merging of the EUR-ACE Programme Outcomes for First Cycle Degrees and the ABET Criteria for accrediting engineering programs (compatible with other relevant Standards) Name of the presenter, ENAEE22 April

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