Incorporated Engineer

Incorporated engineers (IEng) 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.

Academic qualifications needed for incorporated engineer status

To become an incorporated engineer, the traditional route is from an accredited bachelors degree in engineering or technology, but it’s also possible to start with an HND or foundation degree and pursue further learning, or take an NVQ4 or SVQ4 that’s approved for this purpose by a professional engineering institution.

Working towards IEng status – in your graduate job

Once in the workplace, graduate engineers aiming for IEng qualification start initial professional development (IPD), which involves demonstrating professional competences in the following areas:

  • Engineering: analysis, problem-solving, design and operations.
  • Technical and commercial skills: efficient management of resources to achieve engineering objectives in a safe and appropriate way.
  • Personal skills: effective communication and interpersonal skills and commitment to professional ethics, sustainable development and lifelong learning.

Initial professional development leads through to professional review, which is organised through the professional engineering institution that you are joining. The professional review is a demonstration of competence, knowledge and understanding required for registration, and typically takes the form of a review of documentary evidence and an interview. The process varies between professional institutions and some may set an extended essay or formal examination as well as a portfolio assessment.

Contact us to discuss a programme to help you become an Incorporated Engineer.