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Scottish Qualification Authority

SQA is the national awarding and accreditation body, government sponsored. SQA committed to providing real and relevant progression opportunities for our learners. Scottish Qualification Authority is experts in current qualification design, assessment, certification and quality assurance. Their expertise and experience contributes to the development of national qualifications system and frameworks globally.
SQA have 100 years’ experience in developing qualifications and qualification systems and over 20 years’ experience of working internationally in partnership with governments.
The SQA Advanced Diploma is a well-established and respected short cycle higher education qualification. It is recognised internationally as being equivalent to the first two years of undergraduate study. It allows students to study for the Advanced Diploma in their own country, then again entry to second or third year of a degree course abroad.
SQA have partnered with a wide range of institutions globally who will accept SQA Advanced Diploma graduates onto their degree programmes with advanced entry, giving students the choice of where to study. If candidate goal is to graduate with a degree then a SQA Advanced Diploma can be a very successful and highly cost effective route to achieving this.
Racer College has been a SQA approved centre since 2013 and our partnership with SQA allow as offering students entry into the first and second year. This gives students a fast-track option that’s more affordable, without compromising on quality or student experience.
The Scottish Qualification Authority are proud to be supporting and strengthening direct degree routes for Advanced Diploma graduates by developing progressing arrangements with highly respected Universities around the world. SQA has established partnerships with the following University to recognise Advanced Diploma Civil Engineering:

Abertay University, Scotland

Abertay University is a small, successful specialist university offering professionally relevant degrees, with a long history of providing progression opportunities to SQA HND students. We pride ourselves on our accreditations from professional bodies such as Creative Skill set, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Engineering program, the British Psychological Society and many others.SQA HND students gain direct entry to advanced entry of the relevant degree, and HNC students can also choose from our range of accelerated degree options.

Abertay University located in the heart of the city of Dundee on the east coast of Scotland. Dundee offers an excellent standard of living at a low cost.

Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a globally networked university with campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, partner colleges in Oman and Bangladesh and with strategic partnerships in USA,India,China and South America. GCU is also proud to be an SQA Progression Partner, providing a quality learning experience for HND students progressing from diploma to degree. Committed to giving access with excellence research with practical benefit to society, it is
The University for the Common Good.

GCU is the top choice of students from more than 100 countries. GCU offers flexible progression routes for HND graduates. Students can identify the degree pathways available for direct entry at

University of Plymouth, England

Plymouth University is a world-class, modern university which is vibrant, friendly with a strong reputation for innovation. We are one of the largest universities in the country with around 27,000 students studying a variety of courses from farming to photography, business to biology, and design to dentistry.Positioned as one of the top 350* universities in the world, we are committed to providing a first-class, first-choice student experience, enhancing employability and developing scholarship and citizenship. A twice-winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, most recently in 2012, we’ve been recognised for our innovative teaching, our impact-driven approach to research, and the way we work with partners to create social and economic benefits for our communities.

Our degrees are much more than just a passport to a career. They enrich and develop students with skills and lessons for life so that our graduates not only have an enviable employment record but also add real value to the economy and society at large, whether learning takes place in the classroom, laboratory, studio or through fieldwork, the workplace or community.

University of Newcastle, Australia

Ranked in the top 300* of the world’s universities, the University of Newcastle, Australia, is a leader in university education, with a reputation for high quality teaching and learning and exciting, contemporary academic programs. Students are taught by researchers who are leaders in their field and graduate ready to make an impact across the globe. Over two thirds of our graduates find employment within four months of finishing their degrees. Personal face –to-face learning is supported by cutting-edge facilities and the latest in digital learning technologies: while a vibrant campus culture makes the experience of UON the perfect balance of study and lifestyle. The University of Newcastle is proud of its international student body.We also offer international students a range of support services and cultural programs tailored to their needs through our dedicated UON Global team.

SQA has established partnerships with many other Universities around the world who welcome applications for consideration from students completing any SQA Advanced Diploma.

These Universities are:

  • The University of Dundee, Scotland
  • The University of the West of Scotland
  • Teeside University, England
  • University of Brighton, England
  • University of the West of England
  • University of Manchester, England
  • Central Queensland University, Australia
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Myanmar Engineering Society (M.E.S)

Myanmar Engineering Society, originally formed in 1916 is The Association of Engineers of Burma. It was inaugurated again in 1996 as Myanmar Engineering Society to server motherland Myanmar with the much needed infrastructure developments. It consists of engineers from Yangon Institute of Technology, Mandalay Institute of Technology, Government Departments and Private Sectors. Today, MES plays an important role in the development of Engineering Council and its laws.
Ojectives of MES
  1. 1.To enable engineers and architects to participate with their utmost capability, using their expertise for the development of architecture as the base and all-round development of other sectors of economy as well.
  2. 2.To enable engineers and architects all over the country to actively participate in harmony in the development and dissemination of engineering and architectural knowledge and in nation-building tasks.
  3. 3.Besides engineering degree holders, diploma holders in engineering and other kinds of engineers, those who actively take part in the development of engineering and architecture, individuals and organizations that are enthusiastically supporting for the development of society are to have access to the different levels of membership.
  4. 4.To maintain and uplift the standard and prestige of engineering and architectural profession and to enable engineers and architects to be fully aware of their duties and responsibilities and the professional ethics.
  5. 5.To assist in building up a modern developed nation by means of seminar and talks concerning good traditions, knowledge and experiences; by organizing excursions; and by conducting courses for new generation engineering students and young engineers and architects so that well-informed, resourceful technical manpower can be produced.
  6. 6.To be able to widely undertake tasks such as doing research, reading papers, conducting seminars and publishing journals so as to develop engineering and architectural knowledge.
  7. 7.To provide stipend to students and required aids including cash to researchers for the promotion of the academic studies.
  8. To occasionally evaluate the performance of professional engineers and architects and to designate them at appropriate levels of membership.
  9. 9.To extend sub-organizations of respective engineering and architectural studies by the time when MES get settled, in order to concentrate on and effectively carry out the tasks of individual fields as engineering and architectural fields are very wide and continuously improving.
  10. 10. If necessary, to set up regional offices such as state / division, district, township level MES branch offices within the country to be able to carry out the tasks smoothly.
  11. 11.To make contact with overseas academic and economic organizations (non-profitable & non-political organizations) accordingly for the benefit of the state and its people.

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