INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION – ENGINEERING DEGREES ACCREDITED UNDER THE WASHINGTON ACCORD
APU Engineering Degrees are fully accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) which is a signatory to the Washington Accord.
This accreditation ensures that APU Engineering Graduates will have the following benefits in countries who are signatories of the Washington Accord:
APU Engineering Degrees are Accredited Professionally by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and are therefore recognized internationally under the Washington Accord. Recognition under the Washington Accord allows for APU engineering programmes to be recognized by countries such as Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States who are all signatories of the accord.
This allows APU graduates to be recognised in these countries for career opportunities towards achieving Professional/Chartered Engineer status or for further education progression.
Furthermore, many countries which are not yet signatories to the Washington Accord also use this as a benchmark in recognizing Engineering Degrees.
With this achievement, recognition under the Washington Accord enables APU Engineering graduates to work in any country in the world who are also a signatory to the Accord, without the need to re-qualify.
If they choose to work in Malaysia, APU graduates will have the opportunity to register as Graduate Engineers with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), if they choose to work overseas in Washington Accord signatory countries; they can also register as Graduate Engineers.
The recognition is of utmost importance to the engineering education in Malaysia as graduates from accredited engineering degree programmes from Washington Accord signatory countries are considered as meeting the academic standard for practices in engineering at the international level.
Please refer to http://www.bem.org.my/v3/listofaccreditedprogrammes.html
The above benefits are applicable in the following countries, which are signatory to the Washington Accord:
“Signatories have full rights of participation in the Accord; qualifications accredited or recognised by other signatories are recognised by each signatory as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction” http://www.ieagreements.org/Washington-Accord/signatories.cfm
“Organisations holding provisional status have been identified as having qualification accreditation or recognition procedures that are potentially suitable for the purposes of the Accord; those organisations are further developing those procedures with the goal of achieving signatory status in due course; qualifications accredited or recognised by organisations holding provisional status are not recognised by the signatories” http://www.ieagreements.org/Washington-Accord/signatories.cfm
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