Bahrain Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Engineering Technology Programme has officially received international accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for its Electrical, Electronics, and Mechanical Engineering Technology majors. All 3 majors were awarded a full Incorporated Engineering accreditation level. The Incorporated Engineer level is equivalent to the Engineering Technologist level and there exists a substantial number of international accreditation bodies that are responsible for accrediting Engineering Technology Programmes. These accreditation bodies are signatories to the Sydney Accord (https://www.engc.org.uk/international-activity/international-engineering-education-accords/sydney-accord/)
This allows Engineering students to graduate with an internationally accredited qualification, which enhances their employability potential, increases the programme’s value, and reinforces the institution’s reputation as a world-class education provider.
Dr. Christina Georgantopoulou, Head of School: Engineering at the Polytechnic, stated: “The Engineering School is committed to grooming the national cadres of this sector, and this international accreditation from IET showcases our efforts in developing work-ready graduates which meet global standards. Under IET, engineering students will now graduate as Incorporated Engineers, which recognizes them as a professional in their field.”
Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin, CEO of Bahrain Polytechnic, stated: “Our mission has always been based on producing a workforce which meet the needs of the local, regional, and international labor market, and this is once again a step forward to achieving this mission.”
He continued: “Providing the Kingdom with the required human and technical expertise is key to enhancing the engineering sector in Bahrain, which aligns with our mission and Bahrain’s 2030 Vision.”
It is important to note that the Polytechnic recently introduced two new majors into its Bachelor of Engineering Technology programme as per the requirements of the labor market, being electromechanical engineering and communications & networks majors.