Introduction to the EUR-ACE® Framework Standards and Guidelines

EUR-ACE® Framework Standards and Guidelines – Flexible yet Rigorous
The EUR-ACE® Framework Standards and Guidelines (EAFSG) constitute the basis upon which authorisation to award the EUR-ACE® label is granted to quality assurance and accreditation agencies. They are intended to be widely applicable and inclusive so that they can be applied to all branches of engineering; and to reflect the diversity of engineering degree programmes in the EHEA, which provides the education necessary for graduates to enter the engineering profession and to have their qualifications recognised throughout the area.
The EAFSG are defined in terms of,
(a) Standards and Guidelines for Accreditation of Engineering Programmes.
These Standards and Guidelines are described in terms of the Student Workload Requirements, Programme Outcomes and Programme Management which apply to engineering degree programmes to be awarded the EUR-ACE® label.
(b) Standards and Guidelines for Accreditation Agencies.
These standards and guidelines apply to the effectiveness of an agency’s accreditation procedures in the evaluation of the learning process of the degree programme being accredited and its compliance with the Student Workload Requirements, Programme Outcomes and Programme Management specified for Bachelor and Master Degree programmes respectively.

For the full EUR-ACE® Framework Standards and Guidelines document, click
EUR-ACE Framework Standards and Guidelines March 2015
The Document is divided into Sections which can be downloaded as follows,
General Introduction. Click here.
Standards and Guidelines for Accreditation of Engineering Programmes. Click here
Standards and Guidelines for Accreditation Agencies. Click here.
Appendix 1: Guidelines on Programme Self-Assessment Review by HEI and Accreditation Requirements of Agency. Click here.
Appendix 2: Guidelines on Programme Accreditation Process. Click here

For a summary presentation of the EAFSG please click here