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Prestigious IET accreditation for B&FC engineering degrees

Published on 04/09/2021 by SGLAS

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College among just a handful awarded Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) seal of approval.

Through IET accreditation, B&FC's engineering team has been received the highest industry honour.

And graduates from three of the College's engineering degrees - BEng (Hons) Engineering (Aerospace), BEng (Hons) Engineering (Mechanical) and BEng (Hons) Engineering (Mechatronics) - can now apply for professional registration with the IET, a hugely important benefit.

Engineering programme leader Margarita Georgieva said: "IET accreditation is a stamp of the highest quality from an esteemed community of engineers and scientists.

The engineering team was accredited with Partial CEng - the highest level available for BEng (Hons) degrees. 

The accreditation vetting process is rigorous, focusing on a wide range of topics including academic integrity and the strength of college links with industry.

The three degrees are recent additions to B&FC's higher engineering qualifications.

Why choose engineering?

There is a greater demand than ever for engineers and those with engineering mindsets.

According to recruitment agency Michael Page, there is currently a shortfall of 55,000 skilled engineering professionals in the UK. And that number grows every year.
EngineeringUK chief executive Paul Jackson said: "Engineering is a vital part of the UK economy, not just in terms of significant turnover but also with regards to employment.

"For every new engineering role an additional two jobs are created in the economy."

Margarita added: "It's never been a more exciting time to be an engineer. You have a rewarding and exciting future ahead, with lots of opportunities to specialise and choices of employer.

"This is a very dynamic field - one where you'll learn throughout your career. There are plenty of chances to expand your horizons - both in terms of the many different kinds of engineering available, and also in where you choose to work. As an engineer you can choose roles anywhere in the world to gain fresh perspectives and enjoy life your way!"

Attributes of a successful engineering student

Margarita explained: "Someone with imagination, creativity and abstract thinking. You have to be good at maths - or committed to improve. There's a lot of business analysis involved in today's engineering roles, so numbers play a more important part than ever in those jobs.

"Engineers are hard workers and determined to achieve success. You need to be someone who wants to fix things - or excited by solving problems.

"Project management skills are important, and it helps to be passionate about technology and science."

Apply for an IET-accredited engineering degree with B&FC

These degrees are all accredited by the IET:

BEng (Hons) Engineering (Aerospace)
BEng (Hons) Engineering (Mechanical)
BEng (Hons) Engineering (Mechatronics)
Click on the course for more information and to apply.

You can also study these degrees part-time. To talk with us in more detail about these courses:

Call 01253 404343