There are many terms in currency around the education world which display ambiguity of meaning. This is an attempt to define a vocabulary which clarifies at least what is meant when we use a word or phrase of jargon in the context of engineering education. The following list is alphabetical: no further significance is intended by the order of terms.
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is the independent body entrusted with monitoring, and advising on, standards and quality in the whole of UK higher education, not just engineering.
In a minority of US universities, and elsewhere in the world, the academic year is divided into four quarters of about ten weeks.