The Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons) programme at UCTS has obtained a 5-year full accreditation (2016 – 2020) from the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC). Because of this, the programme is also recognized by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
This is a formal recognition that the programme has attained the qualities and standards set by EAC which is also comparable to the global standards. Our graduates are eligible to register as graduate engineers with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), and as graduate members of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). Under the Registration of Engineers Act 1967 (Revised 2002), graduates registered with BEM are able to provide professional engineering services.
In addition, graduate engineers recognized by BEM will be recognized by all the other signatory countries of the Washington Accord as having met the academic requirements for Entry-To-Practice engineering. The signatories as of 2014 are Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The key benefits of getting accredited by EAC are as below:
- Assurance that the programme meets the standards set by the engineering profession
- Assurance that the graduates meet the current and future needs
- Provide exemplifying academic qualification for registration as Professional Engineers
- Confer a competitive advantage for employment both in public and private sectors