World opens up to CDU engineering graduates


Head of Engineering Professor Friso De Boer has welcomed the new accreditation

Head of Engineering Professor Friso De Boer has welcomed the new accreditation

Aspiring engineers who have global ambitions will feel right at home at Charles Darwin University following the university’s engineering programs achieving a Europe-based accreditation.

CDU has just received EUR-ACE® accreditation for its Bachelor of Engineering Science, the first university in Australia to do so. The university also has received the accreditation for its two-year Masters program.

The accreditation means that graduates of these programs will have their qualifications recognised in most of central and western Europe.

Head of Engineering at CDU Professor Friso De Boer said the German accreditation body, ASIIN, awarded the EUR-ACE® label system, which identifies high-quality engineering degree programs in Europe and abroad.

“This is an extraordinary achievement for such a relatively small Australian university,” Professor De Boer said.

“This means that our future graduates can travel almost anywhere in the world and have their qualifications recognised.”

He said the EUR-ACE® system was internationally recognised and facilitated both academic and professional mobility.

“The accreditation, which is recognised by employers in Europe, means that CDU graduates have qualifications that meet high European and international standards.

“It also facilitates application to EUR-ACE® master and doctoral programs in other institutions. In countries where the engineering profession is regulated, EUR-ACE® labeled programs meet the educational requirements for becoming a registered or chartered engineer.”

Professor De Boer said the EUR-ACE® accreditation was in addition to the Washington Accord provided by Engineers Australia, which includes accreditation for CDU engineering programs in the United Kingdom and the Unites States of America. For a full list of countries that recognise the CDU degrees under this accord visit W:

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