Position of Engineering Council, United Kingdom (ECUK) on recognition of Washington Accord Bachelor's degrees
The Institution noted that ECUK announced in the Washington Accord meeting 2015 to cease recognizing Bachelor's degrees of the Washington Accord signatories. This will take effect for those students commencing Washington Accord Bachelor's programme from 1 July 2015 onwards.
The Institution is now actively pursuing communication and negotiation with ECUK in resolving issues arising from the announcement. In this connection, the Institution would like to draw the attention of all stakeholders, in particular, students, graduates and potential HKIE members to the possible impacts that the announcement may have on their future planning.
They are invited to take into account the above development when planning to study in the United Kingdom (UK), applying for membership in the UK Institutions and other related initiatives.