Working together to advance educational quality and enhance global mobility within the engineering profession.

The International Engineering Alliance (IEA) is a global not-for-profit organisation, which comprises members from 41 jurisdictions within 29 countries, across seven international agreements. These international agreements govern the recognition of engineering educational qualifications and professional competence.

Through the Educational Accords and Competence Agreements members of the International Engineering Alliance establish and enforce internationally bench-marked standards for engineering education and expected competence for engineering practice.

Collaboration with WFEO & UNESCO

Graduate Attributes & Professional Competencies

Proudly supported by World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

The International Engineering Alliance is pleased to announce that all Accords and Agreements have approved revisions to its Graduate Attributes and Professional Competencies (GAPC) international benchmark. The review, supported by UNESCO, was undertaken by a joint IEA-WFEO Working Group who engaged extensively with IEA signatories, WFEO members and WFEO partners representing academics, industry and women globally. They reflect requirements for new technologies and engineering disciplines, new pedagogies and values such as sustainable development, diversity and inclusion and ethics. They are well positioned to support the engineering role in building a more sustainable and equitable world.

Our thanks to WFEO & UNESCO for their constant support and endorsement and to the GAPC Working Group members, who commenced this work three years ago and who have worked tirelessly to bring this to fruition.

The International Engineering Alliance Graduate Attributes and Professional Competencies (Sept 2021) are proudly supported by WFEO & UNESCO.

Qualification Checker

To check if your base qualification is accredited, pick the country where you gained your base qualification and then select the link to the appropriate signatory for the relevant accord.