Accreditation gives a career boost to UN Engineering graduates

Date 29.02.2016

A leading professional body’s accreditation of the University of Northampton’s Engineering degrees has given a massive boost to the employment credentials of future graduates.

Not only does the accreditation by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) provide students with the assurance they will enter industry as competent mechanical engineers, it also allows them to pursue careers with companies who only accept graduates from accredited degree programmes.

“We are delighted with the accreditation, which recognises the exceptional courses we offer here at the University of Northampton,” said Jon Adams, Head of Engineering.

“It will give our Engineering students an advantage in the jobs market, and opens up a route to employment with some of the very best companies, which favour recruit graduates from IMechE-accredited degrees.”

IMechE inspectors praised a number of aspects of the Engineering offering at the University, including the relevance of the programmes to industry; the supportive and approachable staff; the enthusiastic and engaged students; the intellectual rigour; the combination of theory, practice and computation, and supportive examination preparation for students.

Accreditation also ensures IMechE will support the University in producing graduates who are competent mechanical engineers.

The courses which have received the accreditation are:

  • BEng/MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc Engineering
  • MSc Engineering
  • MSc Lift Engineering

The BEng/MEng Electromechanical Engineering degree was already accredited by IMechE.

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