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    eBookn The benefits of CEng

    n Find out how to become professionally registered and the requirements for becoming a CEng

    n Student? Discover what you can do now to help your future career

    n Chartered Engineers share their experiences and explain how professional registration has helped their careers

    n FAQs and useful links

    How becoming registered as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) could advance your career

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    The benefits of CEng 03

    Serious about your career in engineering? Gain professional recognition 04

    Eligibility 05

    How to become professionally registered 06

    UK-SPEC competence and commitment requirements for CEng registration 07

    Student? 08

    CEng case studies 09

    FAQs 13

    Useful weblinks 14


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    Becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng) could advance your careerProfessional registration as a CEng not only recognises your proven commitment, skills and experience as an engineer, but also identifies to employers that you have the competence, expertise and work ethic that they value. You will:

    n Gain a professional title that carries considerable prestige

    n Enhance your employability

    n Stand out from the crowd as a significant player in the world of engineering and technology

    n Enjoy greater influence within the profession

    n Earn recognition from your peers

    n Hold an internationally recognised qualification

    It is critical that my technical ability is supported with the correct qualifications, and in my opinion having the designation CEng is the ultimate mark of a professional engineerDavid W Millar MPhil CEng SenMWeldI

    CEng was an important achievement

    for me especially as having a medical

    science background I wanted to

    prove my capabilities in materials and

    engineering and therefore gain respect

    from my peers

    Melissa A Riley BMedSc PhD

    CEng MIMMM

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    Realise your potential

    Are you a motivated individual with real potential?

    Do you possess a natural talent for problem solving through creativity and innovation?

    If the answer to both questions is yes then you may well have what it takes to become one of the elite of the engineering profession a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

    Chartered Engineers are characterised by their ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems, using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change.

    They might develop and apply new technologies, promote advanced designs and design methods, introduce new and more efficient production techniques, marketing and construction concepts, or pioneer new engineering services and management methods.

    Chartered Engineers are variously engaged in technical and commercial leadership and possess effective interpersonal skills.

    CEng registration has strengthened my ability to develop solutions to engineering problems. It has improved my career prospects and knowledge, as well as enriching my personal network.

    Jeffrey Yung CEng FSOE

    Serious about your career in engineering?

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    CEng status is attainable through demonstration of the required professional competence and commitment. These are set out in the professional standard, UK-SPEC, and are typically developed through education and work experience.

    There are different ways in which you can meet the requirements, on which your institution will be able to advise, or please see our website for further details.

    Not yet ready for CEng?If you are still developing the required competences for CEng you may wish to consider Incorporated Engineer (IEng) registration first. This will allow you to enjoy the benefits of professional registration earlier in your career.


    Individuals aspiring to registration need independent assessment of their competence.

    The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) provides the means to achieve this.

    UK-SPEC describes the value of becoming professionally registered as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). It describes the requirements that have to be met for registration, and gives examples of ways of doing this.

    For more information see page 7

    Why wait?Apply for CEng today

    by completing our enquiry form

    CEng status has generally provided a means of demonstrating my professionalism to potential employers and been a useful source of information about my career.

    Gordon Paterson CEng CITP MBCS

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    Join a Professional Engineering Institution licensed by the Engineering Council to assess candidates for CEng registration. The institution you choose is most likely to be one that relates to your engineering discipline or area of work.

    Record your professional development. The evidence might come through academic qualifications, an employers training and development scheme, and/or from a personal record showing how you gained your professional competences - guidelines will be available from your Institution.

    As soon as you feel that you are able to demonstrate the required technical and personal competences, apply for assessment by your Institution.




    How to become professionally registered

    Professional Engineering Institutions

    There are 36 Professional Engineering Institutions (PEIs), each covering specific engineering disciplines, so it shouldnt be difficult finding the right one for you.

    Click here for a full list of Institutions or go to page 14 for direct links to their websites.

    There are also 19 Professional Affiliates that have agreements with PEIs to process registration applications for their members.

    Start early

    Many engineers join an Institution while a student, or soon after graduation, and follow the junior grades through to full membership and registration.

    However, it is just as beneficial to apply for Institution membership and registration at any time in your career. Professionally registered engineers also tend to retain their title throughout their working lives, and often well into retirement.

    Professional engineering registration whats in it for me?

    The Engineering Council video on YouTube explains what becoming professionally registered as an engineer means, the benefits to the individual, organisations and wider society and briefly explains how to apply for registration.

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    A Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimise the application of existing and emerging technology.

    n A1 Maintain and extend a sound theoretical approach in enabling the introduction and exploitation of new and advancing technology and other relevant developments

    n A2 Engage in the creative and innovative development of engineering technology and continuous improvement systems

    B Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of engineering problems.

    n B1 Identify potential projects and opportunities

    n B2 Conduct appropriate research, and undertake design and development of engineering solutions

    n B3 Implement design solutions, and evaluate their effectiveness

    C Provide technical and commercial leadership. n C1 for effective project implementation

    n C2 Plan, budget, organise, direct and control tasks, people and resources

    n C3 Lead teams and develop staff to meet changing technical and managerial needs

    n C4 Bring about continuous improvement through quality management

    D Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills. n D1 Communicate in English1 with others at all levels

    n D2 Present and discuss proposals

    n D3 Demonstrate personal and social skills

    E Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment.

    n E1 Comply with relevant codes of conduct

    n E2 Man


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