Indonesian Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (IABEE) is an independent, non-profit organization founded as an autonomous part of the Institution of Engineers Indonesia (PII), to develop and foster quality culture in the management of engineering higher education. This is achieved by assurance that the Study Programs (or referred as Programs henceforth) are operated in compliance to minimum standards, and by encouraging continuous quality improvement in engineering higher education institutions.
IABEE is recognized in Indonesia by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (MoRTHE) as an institution responsible for the accreditation of Programs that grant academic degrees in engineering disciplines. Program accreditation by IABEE applies substantially equivalent and internationally recognized accreditation criteria. It is voluntary and optional for undergraduate (bachelor-level) programs that have been accredited nationally at a certain (i.e. the highest) rank. In the context of Indonesia, accreditation of a program at national level is compulsory and directly related to its legal status, registration in the Higher Education Database (PDDIKTI) maintained by the MoRTHE, and to its operational permit as required by law. National accreditation is currently conducted by National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (BAN-PT). In this regards, IABEE accreditation complements the national accreditation by providing an excellent tool and opportunity for high quality programs to seek international recognition.
IABEE is currently applying for provisional membership of the Washington Accord (WA), which is a multilateral agreement among the institutions in charge of engineering higher education accreditation that work together to help the mobility of engineering practitioners. It is expected that IABEE will be accepted as a WA provisional member in the Annual Meeting of the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) in June 2019. Having accepted as provisional member, IABEE will be preparing to fulfill all requirements to become a signatory member of the WA, which is targeted by 2021.
In the near future, IABEE will also broaden its accreditation scope in the various fields of computing by applying for a membership to the Seoul Accord, which is also an internationally recognized education accord in these fields.