EUR-ACE® Framework Standards – Flexible yet Rigorous
The EUR-ACE® Framework Standards (EFS) that have been developed and the procedures for their implementation, are intended to be widely applicable and inclusive in order to reflect the diversity of engineering degree programmes that provide the education necessary for entry to the engineering profession.
a) The Standards respect the many traditions and methods of engineering education in Europe.
b) They can accommodate developments and innovation in teaching methods and practices.
c) They encourage the sharing of best practice across different traditions and methods.
d) They can accommodate the development of new branches of engineering.
The EUR-ACE Framework Standards define accreditation of an engineering education programme as the primary result of a process used to ensure its suitability as the entry route to the engineering profession. They are in three parts as follows:
- The Programme Outcomes are the criteria for accrediting agencies to be authorised to award the EUR-ACE® label to accredited programmes.
- Guidelines for Programme Assessment and Programme Accreditation to be used by accreditation agencies when accrediting engineering programmes.
- The Criteria, Requirements and Procedures to be used as the basis for accreditation by accreditation agencies awarding the EUR-ACE® label.
EUR-ACE® Framework Standards
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