25YearsWashingtonAccord-A5booklet-FINAL.pdf

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Celebrating international engineering education standards and recognition 1989–2014
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Acknowledgements The Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Washington Accord acknowledge the many contributors whose competence and commitment contributed to the success of the Washington Accord: The founding signatories The signatories and their delegates over the years for their contribution to meetings, forums, workshops and working groups between meetings Our predecessors as Chairman and Deputy Chairman The various Secretariats: Engineers Canada (1993–1997) Engineers Australia (1997–2001) Abet Inc (2001–2007) The IEA Secretariat provided by IPENZ (2007 – present) The IEA Governing Group since 2007 Some 60 reviewers who have served on visit teams to assess applications for signatory status and periodic review of signatories Our colleagues in the other IEA constituent agreements.
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How do we build mutual understanding among nations about the quality of engineers who enter the globally connected workplace? George Peterson, Washington Accord Secretariat, 2001–2007 Neil Caughey
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3 25 Years of the Washington Accord Contents Foreword ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4 Role of the International Engineering Alliance ______________________________________________________ 6 Overview ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8 A Brief History _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 10 Signatories ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ 12 Graduate Attributes ________________________________________________________________________________________ 14 Perspectives __________________________________________________________________________________________________ 18 Other Accords and Agreements ________________________________________________________________________ 20 IEA Accord Signatories and Agreement Members _________________________________________________ 22
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4 Foreword Basil Wakelin, Chair, IEA Governing Group The Washington Accord is a constituent of the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) which comprises educational accords for professional engineers, engineering technologists and engineering technicians plus two professional engineering and one engineering technologist competency agreements. The IEA is concerned with engineering education and competence across the whole spectrum of engineering. As a founding member and the most senior of the constituents, the Washington Accord has set the foundation and standards for graduate attributes and accreditation of programmes and defines the educational basis for the International Professional Engineers Agreement and APEC Engineers Agreement on competency. The international recognition and portability of both educational qualifications and professional competency is becoming increasingly important in this age of global interdependence but unbalanced global development, which requires movement of engineering skills around the world. We cannot afford to waste engineering resources or engineering education and it is now widely recognised that the Washington Accord has made a considerable impact on improvements in engineering education. We are indeed grateful for the substantial but largely voluntary contributions of many Washington Accord members to the development and maintenance of the standards and processes to date. However, the future educational challenges are still considerable and will continue to depend on the engineering profession to maintain the momentum and standards.
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5 25 Years of the Washington Accord
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