The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University has obtained full accreditation for its BEng and MSc programmes from The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
During their visits, the accreditation panel commended the quality and desirability of the EEE programmes. In particular, they remarked: "Academic staff are qualified to PhD level. They are well experienced in areas relevant to the programmes and are passionate about the student experience.”
The full accreditation was obtained after persistent joint efforts of EEE staff, especially a working group headed by Professor Eng Gee Lim (pictured below). Other group members include Yali He, Dr Sang Lam, Dr Mark Leach and Dr Kyeongsoo Kim. There was also significant support from Isik Cotten of the Programme Management and Quality Assurance Office at XJTLU.
“This was a difficult task, involving a great deal of effort on behalf of the entire department,” said Professor Lim. “I'm so pleased about the outcome, this means all of our programmes in EEE are recognised internationally as professional qualifications and their quality is guaranteed. It is in line with Professor Youmin Xi's, XJTLU executive president, vision to train our students to become internationally recognised global citizens.”
The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community and IET accreditation, licensed by the Engineering Council of the UK, covers a broad spectrum of engineering and technology subjects. It is an internationally respected benchmark awarded to high-quality programmes within and outside the UK that meet the educational requirements of the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).
The full accreditation provides benchmarking of XTJLU's EEE programmes against other accredited programmes (such as those of leading UK universities of the Russell Group) and assures XJTLU's EEE department as a quality provider of engineering education.
Employability of graduates of the programmes is also enhanced. Students graduating from the accredited programmes can enjoy a more straightforward registration process for incorporated engineer (IEng) or chartered engineer (CEng) registration, important benchmarks professionally.
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at XJTLU offers four undergraduate programmes including:
- BEng Digital Media Technology
- BEng Electrical Engineering
- BEng Electronic Science and Technology
- BEng Telecommunications Engineering
It also offers two masters programmes: MSc Sustainable Energy Technology and MSc Multimedia Telecommunications.
XJTLU also has other accreditations including: accreditation for its International Business School Suzhou from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and unconditional Part 1 accreditation from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for its undergraduate architecture programme.