Engineering Technician

Engineering Technician 

The Engineering Technician (EngTech) demonstrates your level of skills and knowledge within the profession, fast track your career and stand out from the crowd.

The first stage in the process is to submit an initial assessment. This can be completed here.

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What is an Engineering Technician?

“Engineering Technicians apply proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical engineering problems.”

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC), 3rd Edition


 

Why you should become an Engineering Technician (EngTech)

  • Enhance your career prospects and earning potential
  • Demonstrate your level of skills and knowledge within the profession
  • Demonstrate your commitment to professional standards and ethical practice
  • Stand out of the crowd with internationally-recognised letters EngTech after your name
  • The opportunity to actively get involved with the wider engineering community to develop and shape the industry

 

Why you should choose the CIHT?

  • Assessed by experts in the same sector as yourselves
  • Straightforward and easy to follow process
  • Streamlined approach to fit your busy schedule
  • Mentor guidance available
  • Excellent customer service and support materials for every step of the process

Don't just take our word for it

The overall procedure for obtaining a professional qualification was very good and easy to follow. I found everyone very helpful and approachable at the CIHT, which made the review procedure very stress free.

Richard Austin, WSP


 

Take the first step - start your initial assessment today

It only takes five minutes - a simple and concise form ensures that you can start the process without hassle.

Start your initial assessment

 

Am I eligible to become an Engineering Technician (EngTech)?

Engineering Technicians are required to apply safe systems of work and are able to demonstrate:

  • Evidence of their contribution to either the design, development, manufacture, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes or services
  • Supervisory or technical responsibility
  • Effective interpersonal skills in communicating technical matters
  • Commitment to professional engineering values.

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC), 3rd Edition

There is no specific educational achievement requirement to apply for EngTech. Having a level 3 qualification (BTEC or NVQ) will be helpful at certain stages of the assessment, however by demonstrating that you have acquired the necessary competence through substantial working experience you can apply for the EngTech registration without any formal qualifications.


 

What are the requirements to become an Engineering Technician (EngTech)?

The criteria against which candidates are assessed are set down by the Engineering Council in Competence and Commitment Statements.

Competence A Knowledge and Understanding
  B Application to Practice
  C Technical and Commercial Leadership
  D Interpersonal Skills
Commitment E Personal Commitment

 

Health and safety, risk assessment, and understanding of the environment and sustainability are important and are embedded within the competences.

CIHT Membership

You do not need to be a CIHT member to complete an initial assessment. However, should you wish to proceed in applying for professional registration, you will need to become a CIHT member at Associate or Member grade


 

How do I apply to become an Engineering Technician (EngTech)?

The first stage in the process is to submit an initial assessment. This can be completed here.

It only takes five minutes - a simple and concise form ensures that you can start the process without hassle.

You do not need to be a CIHT member to complete an initial assessment and it is completely free of charge

Start your initial assessment today

 

What happens next?


 

Additional Membership

Additional memberships exist where the registrant has been awarded their title (e.g. CEng) by two separate institutions. The Engineering Council only issues one certificate on initial registration. However, secondary certificates can be purchased via the Engineering Council’s website.

Find out more and apply today

 

Dual Registration

Holding more than one professional registration at the same time, for example EngTech and IEng or IEng and CEng, is known as dual registration.

Dual registrations exist where a registrant has been awarded more than one of the Engineering Council’s titles and each of these has been awarded by a different institution. The Engineering Council issues dual registrants with a certificate for each title.

Dual registration is therefore only possible for those registered with separate titles, via separate institutions, paying separate registration fees for each title.

For any queries, please contact education@ciht.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 7336 1571


 

Help and Support

For any queries, please contact education@ciht.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 7336 1571

Office opening hours are 9.00 to 17.00 GMT.


 

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