ENGINEERING SCHOOL ACCREDITATION

In 1965, the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) was created to develop national standards so that an engineering program leading to licensure in one province would be accepted for licensure in every province in Canada. Engineering programs are evaluated by the CEAB at six year intervals and at the request of the institution offering the program. Accreditation means that engineering graduates from the program have the academic qualifications necessary for registration as a professional engineer (P.Eng) in Canada after having completed a period of working as an engineer under the supervision of a licensed engineer and after having passed examinations in ethics and law. International students should check with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to find out about the regulations concerning study and/or work visas, depending on your plans.

In Canada, thirty-five schools of engineering offer accredited undergraduate engineering programs leading to a Bachelor’s in Engineering. There are currently 220+ accredited engineering programs in a wide range of engineering disciplines. In addition to the well-known disciplines such as civil, electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering, aspiring international students can enter accredited programs in bio-resources, computer, environmental, materials and mining engineering, among others.

Accrediting Agencies
Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB)
Established: 1965
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Web: www.engineerscanada.ca
Accredits engineering programs in Canada only.

Why Accreditation?
The goal of accreditation is to ensure that the education provided meets acceptable levels of quality. Accrediting agencies, which are educational associations of regional, national or international scope, develop evaluation criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not those criteria are met. Institutions and/or programs that request an agency's evaluation and that meet an agency's criteria are then "accredited" by that agency.