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Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur (CTI)

CTI is the Engineering Titles Commission and was established in 1934. CTI has the legal competence to grant accreditation which is a prerequisite to award the title of "ingénieur diplômé" (qualified engineer), which is protected by law. CTI undertakes external quality assurance processes both at institutional and at programme level. Programme evaluation is obligatory. CTI assures the parity of academics and professionnal both in its composition as in its procedures.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of CTI are:

  • the accredition of higher education programmes leading to engineering degrees
  • the periodical assessesment of all existing curricula
  • the proposal for recognition of public higher education institutions
  • the recognition of private higher education institutions.
  • the assessment and accreditation of foreign higher education institutions offering engineeering programmes

Additional responsibilities of CTI include:

  • To establish and publish policies, criteria and methods for the making of higher education and training awards, and the validation of programmes of higher education and training and to review those policies not less than once in every three years.
  • To determine standards of knowledge, skill or competence to be acquired by learners
  • To consult with and advise the Ministers as appropriate

Focus of accreditation

The CTI grants programme accreditation. This means that CTI evaluates programmes (content and application) leading to the title of ingénieur diplômé (certified engineer) but also the whole institution: policy and strategy, facilities, financial resources and educational context.

The consequences of accreditation

If the accreditation decision is positive, the programme is accredited. This means that the engineering programme can be funded, that enrolling students can receive grants and that the title of ingénieur diplômé (qualified engineer) can be awarded after successfull completion of the programme.

If the accreditation decision is negative, the programme can no longer be offered and can not award the title of ingénieur diplômé (qualified engineer).

Publication policy

All policies, criteria, procedures and guidelines on the accreditation processes
Details on assessors or experts are included in each report.

Mutual recognition agreements

CTI has mutual recognition agreements with:

  • Fachhochschulrat, France
  • Nasjonalt organ for kvalitet i utdanningen (NOKUT), Norway
  • Organ für Akkreditierung und Qualitätssicherung der Schweizerischen Hochschulen (OAQ), Switzerland
Links
Website of the Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur (CTI)

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