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The Caribbean Accreditation Council for Engineering and Technology (CACET) is the newly formed accreditation body for engineering degree programs serving 12 English-speaking nations.


CACET initiatives

student teamworkEngineering degrees of The University of the West Indies (UWI) are accredited by the Engineering Council of the UK, and whereas such accreditation by a member of the Washington Accord (a international mutual recognition agreement) is an indication of the high quality of UWI's degrees, it does not guarantee automatic recognition by other members of the Accord, such automatic recognition being accorded to accreditation by a member within its national borders. Stakeholders in the Caribbean have therefore established an indigenous accreditation system for engineering and technology, as recommended by the Washington Accord.

To assist, the IEEE Committee on Global Accreditation Activities (CGAA) helped plan, deliver and fund a series of events and meetings between 2007 and 2010 to:

  • facilitate dialog between relevant engineering educators, professional societies and officials of the regional coordinating organization;
  • formalize an agreement among participants to create CACET;
  • develop governing documents, accreditation criteria and supporting accreditation documents;
  • identify and implement criteria for the selection of program evaluators, and provide them with the requisite training.

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CACET governance


Learn more about the CACET committee members and governance documents:


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Campus visit schedule

The 2012 campus visitation schedule:

School: University of the West Indies

Program: Mechanical Engineering Department
Date: January 2012


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2010/11 meeting materials

Find previous meeting materials below:    


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