Professional engineering registration

Do you know what being professional registered as an engineer means?

So you are working towards a career in engineering, or are you currently working as an engineer. Have you thought to yourself what is my career goal, well one of them should be becoming a professionally registered engineer with the Engineering Council. There are different levels of registration such as CEng, IEng, EngTech and ICTTech and they all have huge benefits:

  • International recognition for your qualifications.
  • Demonstrates that your competence may be compared with standards that are applicable in other areas of the world
  • Identifies that you have competences that employers value when looking for experienced engineers
  • Confirms that your commitment to the engineering sector is underwritten by the support of a national, or international institution of society.
  • It is easier to gain a promotion or a new job
  • Become a more valued team member/employee within your organisation and industry
  • Your pay is more than a non-registered engineer
  • Access to a network of similarly experienced and qualified experts within a chosen engineering sector.
  • Approval to use the post nominal after your name, eg Joe Bloggs CEng

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A Chartered Engineer is an engineer that is registered with the Engineering Council. Typically Chartered Engineers are degree-qualified and have gained professional competencies through training and experience. Become one of over 180,000 Chartered Engineers in the world and get recognised internationally for your commitment and professionalism to your specific engineering sector.


Professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) recognises your proven competence, commitment, skills and experience. It is an important milestone in the career of any engineer or technologist. In particular, IEng registration shows your employer and peers that you have demonstrated a commitment to professional standards, and to developing and enhancing your competence.

EngTech & ICTTech

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EngTechs solve practical engineering problems. They are professionals with supervisory or technical responsibility, and apply safe systems of working. They contribute to the design, development, manufacture, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes or services.

ICT Technicians are employed in a range of jobs that involve supporting or facilitating the use of ICT equipment and applications by others. They work in areas such as ICT hardware, software or system installation, operation, maintenance, incident/change/problem management, administration, security, fault diagnosis and fixing.