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International Activity

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Engineering is a highly mobile profession. Therefore, Engineering Council registration is open to anyone who can demonstrate that they meet the UK Standard of Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC), regardless of nationality or location.

The aim of our international activity is to ensure that Engineering Council standards are globally recognized and facilitate the international mobility of engineering professionals.

To fulfill this aim we are:

There are numerous national, regional and international engineering organisations. The Engineering Council has relationships with many of these, either directly or indirectly through the professional engineering institutions and other partner organisations.

The Engineering Council has been working to understand and establish the potential consequences of Brexit on the recognition of professional registration in the EU and more details are available on our Brexit transition page.

For more information please see the links below:

Access to practise in the UK

The engineering profession in the UK is self-regulated through the use of the legally protected titles Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng), Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Information and Communications Technology Technician (ICTTech)

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European Recognition

UK professionals seeking recognition in EU/EEA countries are now treated as third country nationals and recognition is based on the applicable rules of each individual EU/EEA country. In many EU/EEA countries, registration is not compulsory in order to work as an engineer, although some areas of work may be restricted and there may be legislation on the use of professional titles.

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International Recognition outside Europe

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International Engineering Education Accords

A key benefit for holders of Engineering Council accredited academic qualifications is that the quality of these engineering education programmes is widely recognised by the rest of the world through a number of Engineering Education Accords

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International Relationships Map

For information about the Engineering Council’s partners and other professional engineering registers around the world, see our interactive map

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International Activity FAQs

If you have further questions about our international activity visit this section of our website to see if your question has been answered

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Mobility and recognition: refugee engineers

Signposting to support on recognition of qualifications and competence for refugee engineers, including Ukrainian nationals. 

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