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.

ASIIN – Germany 631
Engineers Ireland 161
CTI – France 419
AEER – Russia 159
Engineering Council UK 119
Ordem dos Eng. – Portugal 31
MÜDEK – Turkey 254
QUACING – Italy 30
ARACIS – Romania 1
KAUT – Poland 6









AAQ CH X June 2014 31 Dec 2022 X June 2014 31 Dec 2022
AEER RU X Nov 2008 31 Dec 2020 X Nov 2008 31 Dec 2020


ES X June 2014 30 June 2023 X June 2014 31 Dec 2023
ARACIS RO X Sept 2012 31 Dec 2022
ASIIN DE X Nov 2008 31 Dec 2019 X Nov 2008 31 Dec 2019
CTI FR X Nov 2008 31 Dec 2024
EI IE X Nov 2008 30 June 2020 X

Honors Bachelor

Nov 2010 30 June 2020

Master SC

Sept 2012 31 Dec 2018
EngC UK X Nov 2008 31 Dec 2323 X Nov 2008 31 Dec 2023


June 2014 30 June 2020
KAUT PL X Sept 2013 31 Dec 2323 X Sept 2015 31 Dec 2023
KazSEE KZ X Nov 2017 31 Dec 2022 X Nov 2017 31 Dec 2022
MÜDEK TR X Jan 2009 31 Dec 2023
OE PT X Sept 2013 30 June 2020 X Jan 2009 30 June 2020
QUACING IT X Sept 2012 31 Dec 2022 X Sept 2012 31 Dec 2022
ZSVTS SK X June 2017 31 Dec 2121 X June 2017 31 Dec 2021

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.

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 the ENAEE GA in November 2016, for a test period of 2 years (2017- 2018)


This document covers good practice guidelines which ENAEE Authorized Agencies (agencies authorized by ENAEE to award the EUR-ACE® label) should follow when performing:

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

Download Transnational accreditation by Authorised ENAEE agencies – a Best Practice Guide +

Quality Requirements

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