Incorporated Engineer

'Incorporated Engineers maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology, and may undertake engineering design, development, manufacture, construction and operation'

 UK-SPEC, 4th edition 

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Why become an Incorporated Engineer (IEng)?

  • 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 IEng after your name
  • The opportunity to actively get involved with the wider engineering community to develop and shape the industry

Why choose CIHT to apply for IEng?

  • 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

Find out more about how CIHT can add value, inspire, inform and develop your career by clicking here.


Don’t just take our word for it

I found the application process for the IEng standard route straight forward, any questions I did have were easily resolved by the education department. Although I was nervous about the interview, my mind was put at ease from when I first arrived at the venue, where I was greeted by a senior member of the institute. The panel were very friendly and made me feel comfortable as we discussed my submission.

Ross Anderson, Aberdeenshire Council

If you work within the Highways and Transportation industry, then there is no real reason to choose any other institution than CIHT to prove that you are a competent professional in exactly your field. The whole process of applying and achieving professional qualifications is straight forward and the support material available is second to none.

Lee Holt, Jacobs

I am more than happy to endorse the CIHT as a professional membership body. The process to gain a professional qualification is far simpler and more streamlined than that of other institutions. The institution itself is very progressive and consistently proves that it sticks to its values.

Euan Edelsten, Amey


Take the first step - start your initial assessment today

If you are interested in applying for IEng registration through CIHT, please complete our quick and simple online initial assessment so that the CIHT Education Team can confirm your route. The routes are as follows:

Standard Route - you meet the academic benchmark set by the Engineering Council and can proceed directly to Professional Review. This requires you to submit a Portfolio of Evidence (via our online application system here) and attend a Professional Review interview. The academic benchmark is as follows:

  • An accredited Bachelors or honours degree 
  • An accredited HNC or HND (for programmes started before Sept 1999)

Other courses may be covered by international agreements such as the Sydney Accord.

Individual Route - you do not meet the academic benchmark and will need to complete further learning or undergo a form of assessment (e.g. a Technical Report) to demonstrate your knowledge to the required level, before you are eligible to proceed to Professional Review.

The online initial assessment form is free of charge for members and non-members.

Start your initial assessment today

Become a Member to apply

If you decide to apply for IEng registration through CIHT, you must first become a member by clicking here.

Becoming a member will give you access to a range of benefits that will support you in your journey towards qualifications, including vital CPD opportunities and access to further support and mentoring. Click here to find out how CIHT can support you throughout your career. If you have any questions about membership, please email:



The IEng Standard

The criteria against which candidates are assessed are outlined in the Engineering Council's 'The UK Standard for Professional Engineering and Competence and Commitment' document (4th edition).

  • Competence A: Knowledge and Understanding
  • Competence B: Design, development and solving engineering problems
  • Competence C: Responsibility, management and leadership
  • Competence D: Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment E: Professional Commitment

Find out more about the requirements of IEng by referring to pages 24-30 of UK-SPEC, 4th edition.


CIHT Learn

Take our free e-learning course on Preparing for Professional Review on CIHT Learn 

Our free e-learning course on Preparing for Professional Review is free and can be completed in bitesize chunks at a time to suit you. The course will cover how to prepare for a professional review, what you need to include in your Portfolio of Evidence and what to expect at interview.


Key Dates and Fees

Please click here for information on upcoming submission deadlines, interview dates and fees.


Are you eligible to use the Online Applications for Engineering Professional Review?

Watch this video to see if you are eligible to use CIHT’s new online Professional Review application service for EngTech, IEng or CEng registration.



Making an application for Professional Review 

If you are eligible for professional review, check out this video to find out how to apply using our new online application service.



Additional Membership

Additional memberships exist where the registrant has been awarded their title (e.g. IEng) 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 or call +44 (0)20 7336 1555 and select the extension for the education department. 


Help and Support

For any queries, please contact or call +44 (0)20 7336 1555 and select the extension for the education department. 

Office opening hours are 9.00 to 17.00 GMT.


IEng Resources and Templates


Get ahead with CIHT Membership

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