The International Engineering Alliance (IEA) is a global not-for-profit organisation, which comprises members from 41 jurisdictions within 29 countries, across seven international agreements. These international agreements govern the recognition of engineering educational qualifications and professional competence. Through the Educational Accords and Competence Agreements members of the International Engineering Alliance establish and enforce internationally bench-marked standards for engineering education and expected competence for engineering practice
The Washington Accord is a multi-lateral agreement between bodies responsible for accreditation or recognition of tertiary-level engineering qualifications within their jurisdictions who have chosen to work collectively to assist the mobility of professional engineers. The signatory bodies are committed to development and recognition of good practice in engineering education. The activities of the Accord signatories (for example in developing exemplars of the graduates’ profiles from certain types of qualification) are intended to assist growing globalization of mutual recognition of engineering qualifications. The Washington Accord is specifically focused on academic programmes which deal with the practice of engineering at the professional level. The Washington Accord acknowledges that accreditation of engineering academic programmes is a key foundation for the practice of engineering at the professional level in each of the countries or territories covered by the Accord.
The Washington Accord Executive Committee formally acknowledges and assigns the Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (IEET) to act as a mentor for Thailand Accreditation board of Engineering Education (TABEE).
Activity with TABEE
IEET visited Council of Engineers, Thailand/ presented and shared their experiences on becoming Washington Accord Signatories / Visited Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University.
IEET visited Thailand to observe TABEE accreditation process at Khon Khan University on program visit.
IEET visited Thailand to give a seminar on “PEV Training: Experience Sharing from Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (IEET)”.
IEET invited TABEE members (Dr. Tatchai and Dr. Sutha) to observe IEET decision meeting at Taiwan.
IEET visited Thailand to observe TABEE accreditation process on the Environmental Engineer Program, at Chulalongkorn University on program visit. IEET visited the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI).
IEET observed (on line) TABEE Decision Meeting 2021.
IEET observed (online) the Polymer Engineering Program, at Suranaree University of Technology.
TABEE has agreement with ABET to send 10 TABEE candidates to join the ABET-Program Evaluator Candidate (PEVC) Training in 2020. (This activity has been postponed due to COVID 19 pandemics.)
ABEEK visited Thailand to observe TABEE accreditation process on the Industrial Engineering program, at Rajamangala University of Technology Thunyaburi on program visit.
ABEEK visited Thailand to attend TABEE decision meeting.
EAC visited Thailand to observe TABEE accreditation process on the Civil Engineering program, at Suranaree University of Technology on program visit.
EAC observed (online) the Polymer Engineering Program, at Suranaree University of Technology.
JABEE joined TABEE seminar (online) as a guest speaker, “TABEE: the road towards the Washington Accord”.
JABEE observed (online) the Polymer Engineering Program, at Suranaree University of Technology.
IABEE joined TABEE seminar (online) as a guest speaker, “TABEE: the road towards the Washington Accord”.