Accreditation and Quality
UCD Civil Engineering degree programmes have international recognition through agreements entered into by Engineers Ireland, thus enabling the graduates to practice as professional engineers in many countries, both in the EU and in the signatory countries to the Washington Accord.
Engineers Ireland's accreditation is an objective evaluation and approval of engineering programmes, ensuring that they meet international standards, the needs of the engineering profession and broader responsibilities to society, environment and economy. UCD Engineering programmes are accredited.
Further information on Engineers Ireland academic accreditation is available at this link.
The Washington Accord, Est. in 1989, is an international accreditation agreement for professional engineering academic degrees. Current signatories to the Washington Accord are:
Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland (Engineers Ireland), Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Another benefit of taking an accredited Masters in engineering programme is that this is a requirement to become a Chartered Engineer in Engineers Ireland. Further information here.