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Guide to professional registration for university students

Published: 16/10/2014

The new leaflet: ‘An engineering student’s guide to professional registration’, launched recently by the Engineering Council, has proved an instant hit.  

Aimed at individuals entering the profession through Higher Education, the eight page leaflet provides both those at university and those that have graduated with information on the difference between Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration. It explains why they should aim to achieve professional registration after graduating and which title they should aspire to.  A year-by-year action plan has been mapped out to guide students through the process, and weblinks to useful information are provided, such as details of the professional engineering institutions, the accredited course search and the UK Standard for Professional Competence (UK-SPEC).  

Jon Prichard, CEO of the Engineering Council says: “Any student interested in pursuing a career in engineering should find that this leaflet provides invaluable advice on making the all-important transition from graduate to professional.  It explains how they can get a head-start on their route to registration while still studying, and how institution membership can help them with their studies.”

“The student guide has been produced to complement our ongoing work to promote IEng registration.  We had become aware through our 2013 registrant survey that while university students typically learn about CEng, a significant percentage graduate with no knowledge of IEng and are therefore missing out on the opportunity to achieve this title.”

The student guide has been produced with the assistance of BEng and MEng students as well as professional engineering institution staff, with quotes provided by both registrants and employers.  It has been designed to complement the institutions’ own literature that might be used to promote membership to university students.

A pdf of the student leaflet can be found online here

Hard copies can be ordered from