Accredited programmes are listed alphabetically by Institution and by specialisation. We automatically recognise graduates of an accredited programme who completed their studies from a specified year onwards.

Programmes no longer accredited

Where a programme is no longer accredited by Engineering New Zealand, the date from which the recognition of graduates ended is shown by a second date (eg 1991–1998). This typically relates to programmes that are no longer offered.

Review dates for accredited qualifications

After the name of the institution, there is a statement regarding the next review of the institution’s engineering programmes. Unless otherwise identified, programmes have full accreditation up to the year of the next review of the institution’s programmes. This covers students admitted to the programme to start their studies up to and including the first semester of the following year, but not after. Exceptions include:

  • where students have had a substantial break in their studies, during which accreditation of the programme has ended
  • where exceptional circumstances arise, causing us to end accreditation of a programme.

Any such circumstances are treated on merit in relation to particular students or groups of students.

Accreditation applies to programmes irrespective of campus unless specifically stated.

Provisional accreditation for new programmes

We may grant new programmes provisional accreditation until a representative group of graduates has emerged to allow us to consider full accreditation. A programme with provisional accreditation is denoted by “Prov” followed by the year in which provisional accreditation was granted.

Provisional accreditation indicates that full accreditation is expected but not guaranteed. We grant provisional accreditation on the basis of evidence available at the time that full accreditation criteria can be met. When a programme moves to full accreditation, accreditation normally applies from the date of provisional accreditation.

Provisional accreditation will normally lapse and graduates will not be recognised automatically by Engineering New Zealand if full accreditation is not gained. Full accreditation needs to be achieved within 2 years of the first group of students graduating from the programme, in sufficient numbers for a meaningful assessment.

Recognition under the relevant International Accord

Formal recognition of Engineering New Zealand accredited programmes only applies to those delivered in New Zealand and from the date that we became a signatory to the Agreement.

Engineering role

International Accord

First date of formal recognition of graduates

Engineering role Professional Engineer

International Accord Washington Accord

First date of formal recognition of graduates 1988*

Engineering role Engineering Technologist

International Accord Sydney Accord

First date of formal recognition of graduates 2001*

Engineering role Engineering Technician

International Accord Dublin Accord

First date of formal recognition of graduates 2013

*Engineering New Zealand is a founding signatory

Individual Accord signatories give credit for Engineering New Zealand-accredited qualifications gained prior to this date at their own discretion.