Civil engineering degrees gain professional seal of approval

Date of release: Monday, April 10, 2017

JBMFour Greenwich courses designed for students keen to construct the roads, buildings, bridges, canals and dams of the future have again gained full accreditation for fulfilling worldwide professional civil engineering standards.

Last year all Greenwich's civil engineering graduates gained jobs in the industry, or were enrolled into postgraduate engineering programmes, within seven months of leaving university.

The seal of approval was granted by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) following a full examination of course content and teaching methods, the university's engineering laboratories and discussions with current students.

The JBM accreditation covers four undergraduate and postgraduate programmes run by the Faculty of Engineering & ScienceBEng (Hons) Civil Engineering (Extended), BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, MEng Civil Engineering and MSc Civil Engineering (Technical).

The JBM monitors and upholds professional standards for the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers.

It ensures all higher education civil engineering programmes globally deliver the training required for students aiming to become chartered professional engineers.

The JBM also verifies that students have full access to the latest engineering training, software programmes, laboratory facilities, knowledge and skills so that they are ready to take up jobs in the industry following graduation.

Senior Lecturer Dr Kiran Tota-Maharaj, who led the accreditation process for the faculty, says: "The JBM sets global standards in the civil engineering higher education sector. Accreditation means our graduates can be confident that they will be taking high quality skills and knowledge into their professional careers."

The next JBM programme accreditation review will be in 2020.

For more on studying engineering, within the university's Faculty of Engineering & Science: http://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/study

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