Professional Body Accreditation

The accredited courses can be found in the prospectus.

Professional Bodies, Faculty of Engineering

Royal Aeronautical Society

Royal Aeronautical Society is the world’s only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community. Established in 1866 to further the art, science and engineering of aeronautics, the Society has been at the forefront of aerospace ever since. The BEng in Aircraft Systems is accredited by RAeS as meeting the academic requirements for Incorporated Engineer.

Royal Institute of the Architects Ireland

The BSc (Honours) in Architectural Technology and the BSc in Architectural Technology meet the requirements of the Royal Institute of the Architects Ireland and the courses are approved by them. The RIAI matrix of competencies forms the backbone of the courses and are key to the learning outcomes.

Engineers Ireland

All SETU Carlow Civil Engineering courses are accredited by Engineers Ireland as are the BEng in Mechanical Engineering, BEng in Electronic Engineering and BEng in Aircraft Systems. The Faculty of Engineering also partners with Engineers Ireland to develop Engineering focused courses for second level students to inform them about the opportunities presented in the wide field of Engineering.

Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists is a UK based qualifying body that represents professionals working and studying in the field of Architectural Technology. It is internationally recognised and both the BSc (Honours) in Architectural Technology and the BSc in Architectural Technology meet CIAT’s stringent international standards.

Chartered Institute of Building

The Chartered Institute of Building is an international organisation with over 47,000 members worldwide. SETU Carlow Honours courses in Architectural Technology, Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering and Facility Energy Management are all recognised by CIOB.

Professional Bodies, Faculty of Business


NSETS, The North South Education and Training Standards Committee for Youth Work (NSETS) was established on a cross-border basis in 2006 by the Department of Education for Northern Ireland and the Youth Affairs Unit of the Department of Education and Science (now the Department of Children and Youth Affairs). NSETS is responsible for the professional endorsement of youth work programmes on the island of Ireland. NSETS works to ensure and promote quality standards in the education and training of youth workers through an endorsement process based on a rigorous assessment of all aspects of programme content and delivery. NSETS professional endorsement represents a formal recognition by the youth work sector that programmes of study in youth work have met prescribed criteria and are fit-for-purpose.

Honorable Society of King’s Inns

The Honorable Society of King’s Inns is the oldest institution of legal education in Ireland. Its primary focus is on the training of barristers. In furtherance of this aim the King’s Inns School of Law provides a course of education and training, full–time and part–time, that enables law graduates (including graduates of the LL.B law programme at SETU Carlow) to be admitted to the degree of Barrister–at–Law and to be called to the Bar of Ireland.

Professional Bodies, Faculty of Science

The Institute for Brewing and Distilling

The Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) is the world’s leading professional body for people working in brewing and distilling. As an international professional and educational body the IBD promotes “The advancement of the education and professional development in the science and technology of brewing, distilling, and related industries.” Graduates of the Honours degree in Brewing and Distilling form SETU Carlow receive professional recognition from the IBD qualifying them to sit the IBD Master level professional qualifications.