Incorporated engineer

Incorporated engineer

Incorporated engineer (IEng) is a professional qualification in engineering (obtained after an Engineer's degree) offered through professional associations that act as subsidiary instruments of the Engineering Council UK, the regulatory authority for professional registration of engineers in the United Kingdom.

In the United Kingdom, an "incorporated engineer" is a professional engineer (registered at final stage in the professional engineer section of the engineering council register) as defined within the scope of European Directive 89/48/EEC and by UK Statutory Instrument (SI)1991 No 824, "The European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 1991"(also Statutory Instrument 2007/2781-

Incorporated engineers currently require an accredited bachelors degree in engineering or technology, or a higher national certificate or diploma, or a foundation degree in engineering or technology, plus appropriate further learning to the degree level. The academic requirements must be accompanied by the appropriate experience in employment. In addition to the experience and academic requirements, the engineering candidate must have three references that vouch for the performance of the individual being considered for professional recognition.


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See also

* British professional qualifications
* [ Regulated Professions in U.K. ]
* [ European Commission Regulated professions database]
* Engineering Technician (EngTech)
* Certified Engineering Technologist
* Sydney Accord

External links

* [ National Qualification framework]
* [ Main Occupational Trade Bodies]
* [ Regarded as NVQ level 5]
* [ Engineering Council UK : Royal Charter and bylaws]
* [ Engineering Council UK - List of CEng and IEng competencies] (PDF)
* [ Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)] UK

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