The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) describes the value of becoming registered as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). It describes the requirements that have to be met in order to gain these qualifications, and gives examples of ways of doing this.
UK-SPEC should enable individuals and employers to find out whether they or their staff can meet the requirements, and explains the steps necessary to achieve professional registration with the Engineering Council.
Our registrants carry many responsibilities, including the need to observe a professional code of conduct. These are described here, together with advice on how to maintain registration.
UK-SPEC is published by the Engineering Council on behalf of the UK engineering profession. The standard has been developed, and is regularly updated, by panels representing professional engineering institutions (PEIs), employers and engineering educators.
UK-SPEC can be downloaded here.
UK-SPEC review - Consultation about proposed revisions
The Engineering Council is currently undertaking a review of UK-SPEC to ensure that it remains up to date and fit for purpose into the future. The review is supported by industry experts and the Professional Engineering Institutions.
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback to the online consultation, which closed on 16 October. The UK-SPEC Review Group will be considering all feedback and further information will be provided once this work has been completed.