Accreditation ACCREDITATION OF ENGINEERING PROGRAMS UNDER WASHINGTON ACCORD

ACCREDITATION OF ENGINEERING PROGRAMS UNDER WASHINGTON ACCORD


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INTRODUCTION:

Established in 1989 The Washington Accord is an international accreditation agreement for undergraduate professional engineering academic degrees between the bodies responsible for accreditation in its signatory countries and regions. The Accord acknowledges that accreditation of engineering academic Programmes is a key foundation for the practice of engineering at the professional level in each of the countries or territories covered by the Accord. The Accord outlines the mutual recognition, between the participating bodies, of accredited engineering degree Programmes. It also establishes and benchmarks the standard for professional engineering education across those bodies. Currently there are twenty signatory countries that make up the Washington Accord.

All 19 x UG Engineering Programmes of NUST are accredited under Washington Accord and PEC. Graphical representation is depicted below:

As per PEC data of 2020, total Accredited Engineering program are 385 out of which 171 engineering programs are accredited under Washington Accord. This indicates that only 44% programs are accredited under Washington Accord and still 56% programs are yet to be accredited. NUST has 100% programs accredited in the short span of 3.5 years.


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