The programme review and accreditation process will follow the main steps briefly outlined below:
The institution and academic department familiarise themselves with the SACAB accreditation requirements.
The institution and academic department invites the SACAB to accredit a specific degree or diploma programme. The department considers the timelines and documentation requirements, paying specific attention to the Self-Evaluation report requirements.
The institution and academic department prepare the required documentation and submit the documentation to the SACAB.
The SACAB appoints a Review Panel with academic members and an industry representative. The Review Panel conducts a two day site visit and prepares a Programme Review Panel report for the SACAB, specifying the outcome and judgement (Accredited, Conditionally accredited or Not accredited).
The Panel Review report and recommendation is submitted to the SACAB for consideration. The SACAB arranges a Board meeting and discusses the Review Panel findings.
The institution is notified of the outcome. A report is submitted to the institution highlighting the programme accreditation findings.