In 2001, a mutual recognition agreement (MRA), was developed for Engineering Technologists or Incorporated Engineers, called the Sydney Accord (SA), which was signed in June of 2001.

This was a four-year agreement, which still continues today and it on the coat tails of a similar agreement called The Washington Accord, which has no tie to our company, we simply share a name.

There are eight total countries who take part in the Sydney Accord, they are: Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.

In short, the Sydney Accord determines if an engineering technology program (ETP) on the collegiate bachelor degree level is recognized for potential employment, admission to graduate school in another jurisdiction. Essentially, allowing engineering students to transfer not only universities, but also regions of the world while maintaining their studies in engineering without prolonging their time pursuing their degree.

This allows for students to gain additional experience in the field with many different terrains and understanding of different technologies and applications of said technologies.

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