Skip to content
Open menu Close menu

Bradford IChemE Accreditation

Published: Fri 20 Mar 2015
Bradford IChemE Accreditation

The University of Bradford's School of Engineering is pleased to announce that its Chemical Engineering degree programmes have undergone the scrutiny of the IChemE accreditation team. IChemE assessors visited the School recently and the panel's recommendations will be considered at the IChemE Education and Accreditation Forum (EAF) in June 2015.

The panel's feedback also commended the impressive teaching, research lab facilities and lab space as well as the effective support of career and library services at the University.  The visitors were pleased to see the involvement of students throughout committees and the decision making process. When speaking to students the panel found they spoke highly of the academic staff and were happy with their degree programme.

If accreditation is awarded, all students on MEng and BEng Chemical Engineering programmes; current and those who have graduated since the programmes began in September 2010, will be able to proudly boast that their degree is accredited by the IChemE. The final decision is pending EAF decision announcement, which is expected to take place in June 2015.

IChemE aims to recognise and share best practice in the University education of Chemical Engineers, promote further development of the profession by encouraging innovation in Chemical Engineering course design and delivery.

David Brown commented on the accreditation visit to the University of Bradford: “I'm very pleased that Bradford's chemical engineering programme is proving attractive and that the University has invested significantly in providing a high quality student experience, along with a highly motivated staff team. The programme has been submitted for IChemE accreditation and will be considered at the June meeting of our Education and Accreditation Forum.”

Accredited degrees help provide graduates with a pathway to qualification as a Chartered Chemical Engineer (MIChemE) and registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Engineering Council.

Dr Raj Patel, Head of Chemical Engineering at the School of Engineering said: “Being accredited means that IChemE have endorsed the programmes and that students study the required curriculum in sufficient depth and breadth. An accredited course is recognised by employers as a benchmark of quality. This also counts towards obtaining professional qualification, to become Chartered Chemical Engineers, making them even more desirable to employers.”

Share this

Upcoming events

View all events »