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Incorporated Engineer (IEng)

Incorporated Engineers (IEng) maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology, and may undertake engineering design, development, manufacture, construction and operation.

Incorporated Engineers are able to demonstrate:

  • The theoretical knowledge to solve problems in developed technologies using well proven analytical techniques
  • Successful application of their knowledge to deliver engineering projects or services using established technologies and methods
  • Responsibility for project and financial planning and management together with some responsibility for leading and developing other professional staff
  • Effective interpersonal skills in communicating technical matters
  • Commitment to professional engineering values.

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

Eligibility for IEng

The IEng 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 this through education and working experience. 

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

  • An accredited Bachelors or honours degree in engineering or technology
  • An accredited HNC or HND in engineering or technology (for programmes started before Sept 1999)
  • An HNC or HND started after Sept 1999 (but before Sept 2010 in the case of the HNC) or a Foundation Degree in engineering or technology, plus appropriate further learning to degree level
  • An NVQ4 or SVQ4 that has been approved for the purpose by a licensed engineering institution, plus appropriate further learning to degree level

Please note:

  • Applicants holding the exemplifying qualifications are automatically eligible for interim registration.
  • To check whether your academic qualification is accredited for IEng please click here.
  • You can still become an IEng 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.

*see www.qaa.ac.uk for HE reference points

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?

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Incorporated Engineer Case Studies

Read the stories of Incorporated 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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Incorporated Engineer Logo

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

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Incorporated Engineer eBook

Visit this page to download the free IEng eBook, which is a comprehensive and easy to view guide on the Incorporated Engineer title

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International Register of Professional Technologists (IntET)

Incorporated Engineers may also be eligible for the IntET title, which provides engineering technologists with increased international mobility and recognition

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The History of IEng

The IEng title is sometimes misunderstood, having undergone a number of changes over the years. This page provides some background information to explain the evolution of IEng

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IEng Role Profiles

Incorporated Engineers can work in a wide variety of sectors and role.  Here is a selection of example role profiles to clarify the type of job an IEng might work in

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The ‘I am an IEngineer’ campaign and logo

The Engineering Council has on an ongoing campaign to raise awareness and increase understanding of the value of IEng registration

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