Guidelines for education providers

The Board has formulated guidelines, which define in general terms the curriculum, standards and other requirements against which all accreditation decisions are made.

The JBM aims not to be over-prescriptive in its requirements since it wishes to encourage diversity in education provision. A submission document, based on a standard JBM format, is prepared in advance by the educational establishment seeking accreditation and forms the basis of a one-and-half day visit to the establishment by a team consisting of two academics, two practising engineers and a secretary.

A visit report is then completed by the Team, which forms the basis of the decision of whether accreditation will be granted. The process can be seen in our flow chart below.

Guidelines for education providers (Flow chart)


Video guidance

JBM has introduced online briefing sessions for universities on various topics to assist with JBM processes. Below are the video recordings of the sessions held so far.

JBM briefing for universities on remote accreditation visits

Watch this to find out more about remote accreditation visits (1 hour 38 mins)

New JBM Degree Guidelines

Watch this to find out more about new JBM Degree Guidelines on changes to specific threads (52 mins)

Transport in the Curriculum

Watch this to find out more about changes to the curriculum with regard to Transport (2 hours 3 mins)

Industrial Advisory Boards

Watch this to find out more about what Industrial Advisory Boards are and how they work (1 hour 38 mins)

Degree Apprenticeships

Watch this to find out more Degree Apprenticeships and how JBM accredits them (1 hour 30 mins)

Graduate Apprenticeships

Watch this to find out more about Graduate Apprenticeship accreditation in Scotland (41 mins)

AHEP Learning Outcomes

Watch this to find out more about AHEP Learning Outcomes (35 mins)

Membership of Professional Institutions for Academics

Watch this to find out more joining a Professional Institution (1 hour 41 mins)

Engineers Without Borders UK Interactive workshop on Climate Change

This session will help with the AHEP 4 sustainability thread with learning outcomes needing to be implemented by 31 August 2024 (4 videos: 31 mins, 7 mins, 36 mins & 36 mins)

Accreditation guidance

Please visit the Accreditation guidance section to see JBM Guidelines on Degrees, Further Learning and Assessment Criteria.

Accreditation guidance