All of our courses are fully accredited by relevant professional bodies and supported by industry, ensuring an industry standard of learning which is relevant to the changing needs of the labour market. 

Our professional affiliations not only keep our students up-to-date with the latest industry advancements, but also help our graduates to stand out when looking for employment. 

Energy Institute (EI)


The Energy Institute (EI) is the professional body for the energy industry, developing and sharing knowledge, skills and good practice towards a safe, secure and sustainable energy system.

The EI supports over 23,000 individuals working in or studying energy and 250 companies worldwide, providing learning and networking opportunities to support professional development, as well as professional recognition and technical and scientific knowledge resources on energy in all its forms and applications.

What does Energy Institute accreditation mean to GCU students?

The Energy Institute accredits a range of different types of courses, they are licensed by the Engineering Council to accredit GCU programmes for Chartered Engineer level.

Chartered Engineer (CEng)

The ability to develop solutions for complex engineering problems. This includes the ability to innovate, develop and integrate new technologies, management techniques and improve existing designs. A Chartered Engineer is not only aware of emerging trends but has had a hand in developing them.

To meet the academic requirements, you will need to complete a:

  • BEng(Hons) + MSc or a MEng degree
  • Partial CEng + Further Learning for CEng or Full CEng

You will still need to demonstrate how you meet the professional requirements in order to apply for CEng Status.


GCU Engineering programmes accredited by EI include:

  • MEng/BEng Mechanical and Power Plant Systems
  • MEng/BEng Electrical Power Engineering
  • MEng/BEng Electrical, Electronic & Energy Engineering
Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET)


The IET’s heritage dates back to 1871, and their mission is to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community, supporting technology innovation to meet the needs of society.  They have over 167,000 members worldwide in 150 countries. 

What does and IET Accreditation mean for GCU students?

IET Accreditation is an internationally respected benchmark awarded to high quality programmes that provide an ideal preparation for aspiring professional engineers.

Students who graduate from accredited programmes will avoid some or all of the detailed assessment of the educational requirements necessary for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration, making the registration process more straightforward.

GCU Engineering programmes accredited by the IET include:

  • MEng/BEng Electrical, Electronic & Energy Engineering
  • MEng/BEng Electrical, Electronic Engineering
  • MEng/BEng Electrical Power Engineering
Institute of Measurement & Control (InstMC)

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Founded in 1944 the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) is committed to promoting the professional excellence and standing of engineers and technologists at all levels in the automation, instrumentation, control and related industries.

GCU Engineering programmes accredited by the InstMC:

  • MSc Applied Instrumentation & Control
  • MSc Applied Instrumentation & Control (Oil & Gas)
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)


The IMechE has over 113,000 members in 140 countries and have been at the heart of the mechanical engineering profession since 1847.

What does and IMechE Accreditation mean to GCU students?

If your degree is accredited by the IMechE you will have already met part or all of the benchmark academic requirements for becoming a Chartered Engineering - CEng.

GCU Engineering programmes accredited by the IMechE include:

  • MEng/BEng Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering
  • MEng/BEng Mechanical Electronic Systems Engineering
  • MEng/BEng Mechanical Power Plant Systems
  • MSc Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc Maintenance Management
Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES)


JAMES is a consortium of music, entertainment and media industry organisations collaborating in the support of education and promotion of excellence. Assessed by industry professionals, they engage with education primarily through degree accreditation which is designed to endorse relevance, quality and continuing innovation throughout the student curriculum.  This not only equips students for a rapidly changing industry, but also ensures that many years of industry experience are not lost to future generations. 

What does James Accreditation mean to GCU students?

JAMES Accreditation is recognised by not only the Sector Skills Councils, Creative Skillset and Creative & Cultural Skills, but also by the Awarding Bodies Edexcel and City and Guilds, with whom their members work closely to ensure that any new qualifications are relevant to the industry. 

GCU Engineering programmes accredited by James include:

  • BSc Audio Technology
  • BSc Audio Systems Engineering