IEET accreditation system is a peer-review, quality assurance system of the educational programs. It is an outcomes-based approach with the aim to to make sure that accredited programs deliver graduates with the intended outcomes by graduation. Programs participate in IEET accreditation on a voluntary basis.
The end result of IEET accreditation is not comparison or ranking of program outcomes, but recommendations for program improvement in terms of teaching and assessment. Via the accreditation system, IEET encourages programs enhancing educational quality so students are better prepared for practice of the profession at the entry level.
IEET accreditation is intended to evaluate associate, baccalaureate or beyond degree-granting programs at universities, colleges, technical schools, and junior colleges recognized by the Ministry of Education. Since 2004, IEET has developed accreditation system for engineering (EAC), computing and IT-related (CAC), technology (TAC), architectural (AAC) and design (DAC) education.
IEET establishes a six-year cycle of scheduled review for each program. The review types are general review, interim review, review of program pending for accreditation action, and review of provisionally accredited program. General review must be conducted for each accredited program at intervals no longer than six years for continuous accreditation, whereas the interim review, review of program pending for accreditation action, and review of provisionally accredited program are follow-up reviews on the improvements made on the shortcomings observed from the last general review.
By 2019, IEET has accredited 1,345 programs at 85 universities with 359,180 graduates that are recognized by the international accords, naming the Washington Accord, the Sydney Accord and the Seoul Accord respectively.