University of Portsmouth Accreditation

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University of Portsmouth  Accreditation

Accreditation can be viewed as both a status and a process. Gaining accreditation is a quality mark testifying that a university/school or educational programme(s) have achieved the level of quality that is defined and sought after by a specific accrediting body.

Portsmouth Business School is proud to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and by EPAS which is an accreditation scheme operated by the European Foundation for Management Development. We are recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Finance Teaching by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

The majority of professional institutions recognise the quality of our programmes by offering our graduates exemptions for their professional examinations.

For further details of the accredications we have, including the specific characteristics related to each, please see: Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB)


Most of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses are accredited by professional bodies in the UK. Accreditation means that if you graduate with an MEng degree at the required standard, you will have fully met all the educational requirements that you need to register as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng). It also means that if you graduate with an accredited BEng or BSc degree at the required standard, you will have partially met the educational requirements that you need to register as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer. Our accredited MSc courses enable graduates with an accredited BEng or BSc degree, to fully meet the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer status.


    The Engineering Council is the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession. It holds the national registers of 235,000 Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Information and Communications Technology Technicians (ICTTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and Chartered Engineers (CEng).

    The Engineering Council sets and maintains the internationally recognised UK Standard of Professional Engineering Competence (UKSPEC) which governs the award and retention of these titles. This ensures that employers, government and wider society – both in the UK and overseas – can have confidence in the knowledge, experience and commitment of professionally registered engineers and technicians.

    Visit the Engineering Council website


    For over 140 years the IET has been inspiring, informing and influencing the global engineering community, supporting technology innovation to meet the needs of society. With the complexity and diversity of the engineering world the role of the IET is more relevant now than it ever has been.

    The School of Engineering at the University of Portsmouth pays IET membership fees on behalf of all of our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

    Visit the IET website


    The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is the fastest growing professional engineering institution in the UK. With 100,000 members and a 160-year heritage, today’s Institution is a forward-looking, campaigning organisation.

    By working with leading companies, universities and think tanks, they create and share knowledge on behalf of the government, businesses and the public, offering authoritative guidance on all aspects of mechanical engineering.

    Visit the IMechE website


    Established in 1945 and Incorporated by Royal Charter in 2012, the Institution of Engineering Designers is the only organisation in the UK to represent those working in the many fields of engineering (and product) design.

    Its members enjoy a number of benefits, from advice on professional codes of conduct to regular events which offer members the chance to network with other professionals. Members also receive the Institution’s bi monthly journal, Engineering Designer.

    Visit the IED website