The Board has formulated guidelines, which define in general terms the curriculum, standards and other requirements against which all accreditation decisions are made.
The JBM aims not to be over-prescriptive in its requirements since it wishes to encourage diversity in education provision. A submission document, based on a standard JBM format, is prepared in advance by the educational establishment seeking accreditation and forms the basis of a one-and-half day visit to the establishment by a team consisting of two academics, two practising engineers and a secretary. A visit report is then completed by the Team, which forms the basis of the decision of whether accreditation will be granted. The process can be seen in this flow chart