The Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) is a delegated body by the Board of Engineers Malaysia as the only recognized accrediting body for engineering degree programmes offered in Malaysia. Membership of the EAC comprises five (5) stakeholders namely, the Board of Engineers (BEM) [5-6 representatives], the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) [5-6 representatives], Industry Employers [3-4 representatives], Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) [1 representative] and the Public Service Department (JPA) [1 representative].
The EAC has provided leadership and quality assurance in engineering higher education since 2000. The EAC accredits 190 programmes at 26 institutions of higher learning (IHL) nationwide.
The EAC has been strengthened with respect to its administrative arm with the set up of the Engineering Accreditation Department. The Department presently operates at the Kelana Jaya office. The set up includes a director, four associate directors, a manager and five administrative personnel. The Department is also supported by its committees that oversee the development of the Manual, the outcome-based culture change at institutions of higher learning, quality assurance and international affairs.
On 18th June 2009 the Board of Engineers Malaysia was accepted as the 13th signatory of the Washington Accord. The EAC was instrumental in ensuring Malaysia’s EAC accredited engineering programmes are substantially equivalent to the engineering degrees of the signatories of the Washington Accord.