Why become registered as an IEng?

Professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) recognises your proven competence, commitment, skills and experience.  It is an important milestone in the career of any engineer or technologist.  In particular, IEng registration shows your employer and peers that you have demonstrated a commitment to professional standards, and to developing and enhancing your competence.

Do you:

  • maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology?
  • apply existing and emerging technology in your work?
  • solve engineering problems?
  • contribute to continuous improvement in your business processes?
  • manage the planning, budgeting and organisation of tasks, people and resources?
  • have involvement in design, development, manufacture, construction and operation?

If the answer is yes, then you deserve to see your professionalism recognised – by gaining the title Incorporated Engineer.

Why Wait? Apply today by completing our enquiry form

Benefits of the IEng professional registration

  • Recognition that you are a professional
  • Identifying that you have the competences, expertise and work ethics that employers value
  • High status and self-esteem
  • Improved career prospects
  • Greater influence within your organisation and industry
  • Higher earnings potential
  • Access to life-long learning
  • Being part of a network of professional engineers
  • International recognition of your professional qualification
  • Demonstration that your competence may be compared with standards applicable in other parts of the world
  • Letters after your name eg J.Smith IEng
  • Your employer will also benefit as increasingly, tendering or post-tender contract compliance requires key members of the project team to be professionally registered.


The IEng professional qualification is attainable by anyone who can demonstrate the required professional competences and commitment. These are set out in our professional standard, UK-SPEC, and are generally developed through education and working experience.

The process will be more straightforward if you have particular academic qualifications, which will also allow you to obtain interim registration. For IEng these are:

  • an accredited Bachelors or honours degree in engineering or technology
  • or an accredited HNC or HND in engineering or technology (for programmes started before Sept 1999)
  • or 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
  • or an NVQ4 or SVQ4 which has been approved for the purpose by a licensed engineering institution, plus appropriate further learning to degree level*.

However, you can still become an IEng if you do not have these academic qualifications, your institution will be able to advise in the different ways of meeting the requirements.  Further information about the assessment process can be found in UK-SPEC.

How to apply for professional registration as an IEng

  • You will need to join a professional engineering institution licensed by the Engineering Council to assess candidates for IEng registration. You can do this directly or by completing our registration enquiry form, found on the right of this page
  • Apply for IEng registration through your professional engineering institution

IEng eBook

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*see for HE reference points