Refining the process for continual improvement will ensure that the accreditation system stays responsive to the evolving needs of Canada’s engineering profession. This work will systematize tools currently in use and create a baseline for the measure of future improvements to accreditation and the Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey. Stakeholders will benefit from:

  • A more accessible, transparent, and reliable feedback process
  • More proactive processes for identifying, prioritizing, and responding to feedback
  • Improved communication when changes occur

News on continual improvement


Continual improvement

At its June meeting, the CEAB agreed to make several updates to the Guide for the Virtual Evaluation of an Engineering Program, and while the general information remains the same, the update includes additional details on the following elements:


Continual improvement

This month, a feedback survey was sent to all Tandem users who completed this year’s Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey. This survey is an important tool that helps us continually improve the Tandem system, as well as the Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey itself. If you did not receive the feedback survey and would like to provide your feedback, please email accreditation@engineerscanada.ca.


Continual improvement

We’ve now begun analysis of the Enrolment and Degrees Awarded data as part of our regular verification process. All participating institutions will receive a verification report containing data based on their submissions. This provides institutions with the opportunity to verify the data is correct and make any necessary changes.


Continual improvement

In May, on the CEAB’s recommendation, the Engineers Canada Board approved a motion to change Criterion 3.4.6 to reduce the minimum required accreditation units (AUs) in a program from 1,950 to 1,850. The CEAB had also approved a motion to change Appendix 7, Interpretive statement on Accreditation Unit Categories, to account for the 100 AU reduction.


Continual improvement

Before the end of 2019, the CEAB will be holding consultations on several key areas: engineering design, the role of the general visitor in accreditation visits, and criteria 3.4: Curriculum content and quality. During the summer, Engineers Canada will be reaching out to stakeholder groups to invite them to participate in these consultations. We will be sharing more information in the coming weeks. If you have questions, please contact us at accreditation@engineerscanada.ca.