Becoming an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) guarantees global professional recognition and the opportunity to work anywhere in the world.
Interested in becoming professionally qualified? Read how other CIHT members gained their IEng here.
High status is attached to the IEng qualification – it provides a measure of your skills and professionalism in the engineering community as well as showing your dedication to personal development.
The Engineering Council's UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) characterises Incorporated Engineers by their ability to 'maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology, and may undertake engineering design, development, manufacture, construction and operation. Incorporated Engineers are variously engaged in technical and commercial management and possess effective interpersonal skills.'
Achieving this professional peer recognition may be more straightforward than you think.
The first stage in the process is to submit a request for an initial assessment. All you need to do is click here.
There are two routes to IEng; the Standard Route and the Individual Route.
The Standard Route is appropriate if you have qualifications that are accredited by the Engineering Council as exemplifying the required underpinning knowledge and understanding for IEng. Details of accredited qualifications can be found on the Engineering Council's database.
If you do not have exemplifying qualifications, CIHT will consider your application under the Individual Route. Via this route, you must clearly demonstrate that you have achieved the same level of knowledge and understanding as those with exemplifying qualifications. This can be done by:
Your initial assessment will identify the most appropriate option(s) for you.
Interim registration is available to those who have obtained the academic base for either IEng or CEng, but do not yet possess the relevant practical experience to meet the competency requirements for full registration. Having interim registration will demonstrate to employers your enthusiasm, drive and commitment to both your career and the profession.
When your educational base has been assessed and approved by CIHT, you may proceed to Professional Review. This involves submitting a Portfolio of Evidence and attending a Professional Review Interview to demonstrate that you have reached the IEng competence standard set by the Engineering Council.
For a copy of the IEng candidate guidance notes contact the Education team e: firstname.lastname@example.org