UCLAN Receives Top Accreditation
Sep, 8 2020
If a career minded student took on an engineering course at UCLAN it could take up to three years to graduate.
That’s the same time scale it has taken for the Preston based University to enhance it’s teaching and training methods for the benefit of the student.
Just last year (2019) UCLAN opened it’s brand new £35m Engineering Innovation Centre. This will function as a state-of-the-art learning and training facility for engineering students at the University.
Now in September 2020 it has won national accreditation for its civil and structural engineering courses, earning formal recognition from some of the country’s leading assessment bodies.
- The Institution of Civil Engineers
- Institution of Structural Engineers
- Institute of Highway Engineers
- The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (on behalf of the Engineering Council UK)
This is an excellent boost to the University which has also seen two leading engineering courses receive formal accreditation which will help the job prospects of a portion of students upon graduation.
Dr Paul Watson, Principal Lecturer at UCLAN’S School of Engineering expressed these words in light on the headline,
“This is tremendous news for our students as it means that they will now graduate with a degree which is backed by the oldest and most respected professional engineering institutions in the UK. It also reflects the fact they are taught by civil engineering professionals recognised for their areas of specialism in civil engineering, using the very latest civil engineering laboratory equipment and software in our new Engineering Innovation Centre.”
This accreditation will open the door for students to take on a variety of options. They could consist of more job training through part time study and degree apprenticeships.
Residential field trips are also part of the “bonding experience” for students and this covers a number of places:-
- The Western Lake District for Geology
- The Central Lake District for team building
- North Norfolk for Constructionarium and the opportunity to construct a mini iconic structure.
The new accreditation is given to the hard work the civil engineering students, graduates and staff have all contributed to over the past three years in order to make it a thriving learning environment for everyone.
Paul has these concluding words of encouragement to share,
“We really are proud of this achievement as it is the ultimate seal of approval which means we are delivering engineering courses to students that are now recognised and accredited at the very highest level. Our students will graduate with the knowledge they will be recognised by the very best institutions across the industry. Institutions that could also be their future employers.”
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) has won national accreditation for its civil and structural engineering courses, earning formal recognition from some of the country’s leading assessment bodies.
^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger