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    So I plan to study chemical engineering at the university of Groningen but their chemical engineering course isn't accredited by the Icheme. Don't completely know what this means career wise, so any guidance would be greatly appreciated..

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    A lot of graduate and placement schemes require you to be studying an accredited degree. It also means you don't know the quality of the degree. If the IChemE haven't said it's up to their standards, you have to wonder if all the material needed to be a successful engineer is covered in the course.

    Also, if you which to become chartered, there are less assessments that need to be carried out if you have studied an accredited degree.

    http://www.getchartered.org/knowledg...editation.aspx
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    A lot of graduate and placement schemes require you to be studying an accredited degree. It also means you don't know the quality of the degree. If the IChemE haven't said it's up to their standards, you have to wonder if all the material needed to be a successful engineer is covered in the course.

    Also, if you which to become chartered, there are less assessments that need to be carried out if you have studied an accredited degree.

    http://www.getchartered.org/knowledg...editation.aspx
    Hi there, thank you for the reply, I appreciate it.

    At the moment, it is the only university I can attend, so I don't really have much of a choice. Do you still think it would be an issue?
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    Hi there, thank you for the reply, I appreciate it.

    At the moment, it is the only university I can attend, so I don't really have much of a choice. Do you still think it would be an issue?
    It's not necessarily an issue, it just might make job hunting and getting chartered (if that's what you want to do) a tad more difficult! But as long as you can demonstrate the same skills as people going to other universities, you should be fine.
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    It's not necessarily an issue, it just might make job hunting and getting chartered (if that's what you want to do) a tad more difficult! But as long as you can demonstrate the same skills as people going to other universities, you should be fine.
    Ok thank you, just gonna wait and see if anyone else posts anything cos I'm still not confident, I don't want to make a huge mistake
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    So I plan to study chemical engineering at the university of Groningen but their chemical engineering course isn't accredited by the Icheme. Don't completely know what this means career wise, so any guidance would be greatly appreciated..

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    I'm not sure how much this matters for non-UK universities. Is it accredited by the relevant body in the Netherlands?
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    I'm not sure how much this matters for non-UK universities. Is it accredited by the relevant body in the Netherlands?
    I think so, I emailed the uni and they responded with this:

    'As the first and only University in the Netherlands, all programmes issue both the Diploma Supplement (DS) and the European Credit Transfer & Accumulation System (ECTS). Both systems are awarded by the European Commission. More information can be found here: http://www.rug.nl/education/find-out...labels?lang=en

    In addition, the Dutch governemnt has its own accreditation programme, organized by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders. More information can be found here: http://www.rug.nl/education/accredit...ssment?lang=en'

    Thank you for the reply
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I think so, I emailed the uni and they responded with this:

    'As the first and only University in the Netherlands, all programmes issue both the Diploma Supplement (DS) and the European Credit Transfer & Accumulation System (ECTS). Both systems are awarded by the European Commission. More information can be found here: http://www.rug.nl/education/find-out...labels?lang=en

    In addition, the Dutch governemnt has its own accreditation programme, organized by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders. More information can be found here: http://www.rug.nl/education/accredit...ssment?lang=en'

    Thank you for the reply
    That doesn't mean it's an accredited course for ChemEng. I think you should check direct with the institute.

    For example Delft and TU/e *are* accredited
    http://www.icheme.org/membership/acc...versities.aspx
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    So I plan to study chemical engineering at the university of Groningen but their chemical engineering course isn't accredited by the Icheme. Don't completely know what this means career wise, so any guidance would be greatly appreciated..

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    I don't think it really matters, as it is a university abroad! Also you will be saving quite a bit by studying in the Netherlands
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    I would guess you'd be ok if it's just for bachelor's study and were going to study an IChemE accredited master's afterwards, otherwise it would probably be better not to risk it.
 
 
 
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