EUR-ACE® Label Authorisation Process

EUR-ACE® is the European quality label for engineering degree programmes at Bachelor and Master Level. 

The EUR-ACE® label distinguishes only between First and Second cycle degrees. This means that graduates from EUR-ACE® labelled programmes can call themselves respectively either EUR-ACE® Bachelor or EUR-ACE® Master.

What engineering programmes can get a EUR-ACE® label?

Engineering programmes that have been accredited by a EUR-ACE® authorised agency can be awarded the EUR-ACE® label.


AAQ – Switzerland 1
AEER – Russia 37
ANECA/IIE – Spain 62
ARACIS – Romania 8
ASIIN – Germany 30
CTI – France 137
Engineering Council – UK 95
Engineers Ireland – Ireland 16
FINEEC – Finland 1
KAUT – Poland 15
KazSEE – Finland 15
Ordem dos Engenheiros – Portugal 4
Quacing – Italy 8

Authorisation to award the EUR-ACE® label may be granted both to…

(a) accreditation agencies, within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), dealing only with the accreditation of engineering programmes, and

(b) quality assurance agencies, within the EHEA, which deal with institutional reviews and accreditation of programmes in engineering and other academic disciplines.

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HEIs seeking to award the EUR-ACE® label

ENAEE is the European body responsible for authorising agencies to award the EUR-ACE® label.

How to apply to award the EUR-ACE® label?

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in any of the countries below, where agencies are already authorised to award the EUR-ACE® Label, should contact the relevant agency.


FINEEC – Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto KKA

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CTI – Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur

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ASIIN – Fachakkreditierungsagentur für Studiengänge der Ingenieurwissenschaften, der Informatik, der Naturwissenschaften, und der Mathematik e.V.

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QUACING – Agenzia per la Certificazione di  Qualità e l’Accreditamento EUR-ACE dei Corsi di Studio in Ingegneria

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KazSEE – Kazakhstan Society for Engineering Education

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KAUT – Komisja Akredytacyjna Uczelni Technicznych

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Ordem dos Engenheiros

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ARACIS – The Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education

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AEER – Association for Engineering Education of Russia

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ZSVTS – Zväz slovenských vedeckotechnických spoločností

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ANECA / IIE – ANECA National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (in conjunction with IIE Instituto de la Ingeniería de España)

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AAQ – Schweizerische Agentur für Akkreditierung und Qualitätssicherung

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MÜDEK – Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs

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Engineering Council

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If your country is not listed, please contact the ENAEE Secretariat directly

Document status

  • Approved by ENAEE November 2021


This document covers the Standards and Procedures on Transnational Accreditation for ENAEE Authorized Agencies (agencies authorised by ENAEE to ward the EUR-ACE label) when performing:

  • Transnational Accreditation, as below defined (i.e. including the award of the EUR-ACE label)
  • Accreditation of International Double or Joint Degrees

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Quality Requirements

To be authorised, an accreditation agency must satisfy appropriate quality requirements and accredit in accordance with the EUR-ACE® Framework Standards.