Obtaining accreditation is a stamp of excellence for your programmes which helps attract new students and demonstrates your standing as an eminent academic institution.
We accredit undergraduate and postgraduate courses in engineering, science and technology across the world. Accreditation is an independent assessment of an academic programme against learning outcomes. It also shows that your programme meets the knowledge, understanding and skills requirements for professional registration.
Why gain accreditation?
IMarEST accreditation shows that your programmes meet internationally-recognised academic standards (such as for Chartered status). It enhances your reputation as a high-quality education provider that is also industrially relevant.
Accreditation will help to promote your programme internationally and to encourage more students to enrol. The consultation process involves independent, experienced and knowledgeable assessors with global academic expertise – this is a valuable tool for continuous improvement and advice on international best practice.
It demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and the development of your students. All students are given free membership to the IMarEST for the duration of their studies – introducing them to a wealth of learning resources and putting them on the first step to achieving professional registration such as Chartered status.
How do I accredit a course?
Our accreditation panel will work with you, and following a review of the programme and a panel visit, they will make a recommendation to the IMarEST’s Professional Affairs & Education Committee (PAEC) which is responsible for all accreditation decisions. Accreditation can be granted for a period of up to five years.
Fees are dependent on the number of programmes accredited and you will be required to cover the expense of any panel visits. (NB: Given the ongoing pandemic, all accreditation visits are currently being conducted virtually.)