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Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Chartered Engineers (CEng) develop solutions to engineering problems using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change and/or they may have technical accountability for complex systems with significant levels of risk.

Chartered Engineers are able to demonstrate:

  • The theoretical knowledge to solve problems in new technologies and develop new analytical techniques
  • Successful application of the knowledge to deliver innovative products and services and/or take technical responsibility for complex engineering systems
  • Accountability for project, finance and personnel management and managing trade-offs between technical and socio-economic factors
  • Skill sets necessary to develop other technical staff
  • Effective interpersonal skills in communicating technical matters.

If this sounds like you then you deserve to see your professionalism recognised by gaining the CEng title. Why wait? Apply today by contacting the relevant professional engineering institution.

Eligibility for CEng

The CEng title is open to anyone who can demonstrate the required professional competences and commitment, as set out in the professional standard UK-SPEC.  Individuals generally develop these through education and working experience. 

The application process for CEng registration is more straightforward for those with exemplifying academic qualifications.  For CEng this is one of the following: 

  • An accredited Bachelors degree with Honours in engineering or technology, plus an appropriate and accredited Masters degree or Engineering Doctorate (EngD), or appropriate further learning to Masters level
  • An accredited integrated MEng degree

Please note:  

  • If you gained academic qualifications which, at the time you gained them, were recognised as the exemplifying qualifications for CEng, these are still considered to be so. 
  • Applicants holding the exemplifying qualifications are automatically eligible for interim registration.
  • To check whether your academic qualification is accredited for CEng please click here.

You can still become a Chartered Engineer without these academic qualifications. Further information about the individual, work-based, assessment process can be found in UK-SPEC and from your professional engineering institution.

Why become professionally registered?

There are many reasons why engineers and technicians should achieve professional registration.  Click here to see the value of registration

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How to become professionally registered?

Read about the process of becoming professionally registered to find out what the next steps are

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Chartered Engineer Case Studies

Read about existing Chartered Engineers to hear why they applied for professional registration, how they got there and the impact the title has had on their careers

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Chartered Engineer Logo

CEng registrants are entitled to use the Chartered Engineer logo on their email signature, business cards and stationery – find out more here

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Chartered Engineer eBook

Visit this page to download the free CEng eBook, which is a comprehensive and easy to view guide to the Chartered Engineer title

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European Engineer (EUR ING) Registration

Having achieved Chartered Engineer status, engineers are able to apply for EUR ING registration – a title recognised by the European Commission and in member states

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International Register of Professional Engineers (IntPE)

Chartered Engineers may also be eligible for the IntPE title, which provides increased international mobility and recognition

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