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The aerospace course in the university of Birmingham is accredited by the institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).
Would that be a problem in the future with regards to careers and other things?

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In itself that's not an issue (degrees can be accredited by more than one institution), what is probably more significant is that it isn't accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society https://www.aerosociety.com/membersh...demic-courses/

Any ideas what field you want to work in? The accreditation probably gives some clues as to the bias of the course.

It's not essential to study a degree that is accredited by the institution of the area you think you want to work - you can provide evidence you have the knowledge and understanding to get chartered in other ways and a significant minority of chartered engineers do take this route - but completing an accredited degree certainly makes an application to get chartered a lot easier.
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In itself that's not an issue (degrees can be accredited by more than one institution), what is probably more significant is that it isn't accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society https://www.aerosociety.com/membersh...demic-courses/

Any ideas what field you want to work in? The accreditation probably gives some clues as to the bias of the course.

It's not essential to study a degree that is accredited by the institution of the area you think you want to work - you can provide evidence you have the knowledge and understanding to get chartered in other ways and a significant minority of chartered engineers do take this route - but completing an accredited degree certainly makes an application to get chartered a lot easier.
The current accreditation status is the result of it being a new course so most of the other bodies haven't accredited it yet, just IOM3 which is unusual because no one has graduated yet. It should be accredited by RAeS and IMechE by the time they graduate.

The course itself looks quite interesting although very focused on Space and Materials. The intercalated year in Computer Science also sounds pretty valuable.
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In itself that's not an issue (degrees can be accredited by more than one institution), what is probably more significant is that it isn't accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society https://www.aerosociety.com/membersh...demic-courses/

Any ideas what field you want to work in? The accreditation probably gives some clues as to the bias of the course.

It's not essential to study a degree that is accredited by the institution of the area you think you want to work - you can provide evidence you have the knowledge and understanding to get chartered in other ways and a significant minority of chartered engineers do take this route - but completing an accredited degree certainly makes an application to get chartered a lot easier.
I possibly want to work in the aerospace sector or as a software engineer
Would that be a problem based on the accreditation by IOM3?

Also do you have to do a masters to be a chartered engineer because I am planning only to do a bachelors.
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I possibly want to work in the aerospace sector or as a software engineer
Would that be a problem based on the accreditation by IOM3?

Also do you have to do a masters to be a chartered engineer because I am planning only to do a bachelors.
To be CEng, i.e. chartered, you need a masters or to demonstrate the equivalent knowledge and understanding. You can become an incorporated engineer (IEng) with a bachelors
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To be CEng, i.e. chartered, you need a masters or to demonstrate the equivalent knowledge and understanding. You can become an incorporated engineer (IEng) with a bachelors
Would the accreditation by IOM3 be a problem for looking or applying to jobs in the aerospace sector or any other job?
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Would the accreditation by IOM3 be a problem for looking or applying to jobs in the aerospace sector or any other job?
The accreditation by IOM3 is absolutely not a problem, the possible issue is the lack of accreditation by other institutions. Helloworld_95 has said it's a new course - that may be why it has yet to be accredited by other institutions but it may well be soon.
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The accreditation by IOM3 is absolutely not a problem, the possible issue is the lack of accreditation by other institutions. Helloworld_95 has said it's a new course - that may be why it has yet to be accredited by other institutions but it may well be soon.
Oh okay thanks
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Would the accreditation by IOM3 be a problem for looking or applying to jobs in the aerospace sector or any other job?
No, won't matter for chartership either. IMechE and RAeS will both accept a degree accredited by IOM3
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No, won't matter for chartership either. IMechE and RAeS will both accept a degree accredited by IOM3
It wouldn't count as an accredited degree for applications to them.
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It wouldn't count as an accredited degree for applications to them.
So would that be a problem to applying to jobs in the aerospace sector/any other job or to being a chartered engineer?
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It wouldn't count as an accredited degree for applications to them.
Why not? The degree is accredited.
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So would that be a problem to applying to jobs in the aerospace sector/any other job or to being a chartered engineer?
They're talking nonsense. IMechE and RAeS will accept a degree accredited by any of the engineering institutions recognised by the engineering council.
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They're talking nonsense. IMechE and RAeS will accept a degree accredited by any of the engineering institutions recognised by the engineering council.
So will they accept a degree accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)? Sorry just want to make sure
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So will they accept a degree accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)? Sorry just want to make sure
Yes.
https://www.aerosociety.com/membersh...demic-courses/

"the Society will accept any course accredited by any engineering Institution"

You can search for recognised courses here: https://www.engc.org.uk/education-sk...course-search/
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Yes.
https://www.aerosociety.com/membersh...demic-courses/

"the Society will accept any course accredited by any engineering Institution"

You can search for recognised courses here: https://www.engc.org.uk/education-sk...course-search/
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Why not? The degree is accredited.
It's accredited by the IOM3 to get chartered through them. There may be some reciprocal arrangements but clearly, a a degree accredited by (say) the IChemE is not a suitable academic formation to be (say) an electrical engineer. If all accreditations were valid for all professional engineering institutions there would be no need for each one to accredit degrees.
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Yes.
https://www.aerosociety.com/membersh...demic-courses/

"the Society will accept any course accredited by any engineering Institution"

You can search for recognised courses here: https://www.engc.org.uk/education-sk...course-search/
I stand corrected - but accreditations do not necessarily transfer. Some of the professional engineering institutions (e.g. IChemE) only accept degrees accredited by them.
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I stand corrected - but accreditations do not necessarily transfer. Some of the professional engineering institutions (e.g. IChemE) only accept degrees accredited by them.
Because IChemE award the title 'Chartered Chemical Engineer' alongside any CEng application so they can't give an electrical engineer that title with no evidence of chemical engineering knowledge.

CEng is awarded by the Engineering Council and the institution you go through is the middle man. In the case of IMechE, RAeS and IET (the ones someone in aerospace would be interested in), they just award CEng so any accredited engineering degree is fine.
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Would you say instead mechanical eng is the option I should be with because that course is accredited by IMechE or should I move to something that looks more interesting (aerospace) that is accredited by IOM3?
The modules look more interesting in aerospace compared to the modules in the mechanical engineering degree for UoB
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