Congratulations to MaREI Director and ERI Co Director Professor Jerry Murphy and Professor Brian Ó Gallachóir MaREI Director, Associate Vice President of Sstainability and ERI Director, MaREI Funded Investigator Dr Dominic O Sullivan and Dr Edmund Byrne UCC/ERI Co-Principal Investigator on 'Sustainability in Society' being recognised for their work on embedding sustainability.
Engineers Ireland, the professional membership body, and accrediting body for engineering in Ireland, has introduced new sustainability criteria for third-level institutions to meet the challenges posed by climate change.
The Engineers Ireland accreditation is an objective evaluation and approval of engineering programmes, ensuring that they meet international standards, the needs of the engineering profession and broader responsibilities to society, environment and economy.
University College Cork is the first third-level institution in Ireland to be accredited under Engineers Ireland’s new criteria.
UCC achieved the Chartered Engineer accreditation standard for its Bachelors and Masters programmes in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, and Process and Chemical Engineering. Accreditation parchments for each programme were presented by the President of Engineers Ireland, John Power, at a ceremony in The Hub in UCC.