Key facts

The IET is a world leading professional organisation sharing and advancing knowledge to promote science, engineering and technology across the world. A professional home for life for engineers and technicians, and a trusted source of essential engineering intelligence.

Our structure

  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has more than 150,000 members worldwide in 127 countries.

  • The IET was formed in March 2006 by a merger of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and the Institution of Incorporated Engineers (IIE).

  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology is registered as a Charity in England and Wales (no 211014) and Scotland (no SC038698).

  • IET members operate almost 100 Local Networks as well as 21 Technical and Professional Networks.

What we do

Thought leadership

  • The IET provides expert advice to the UK’s Parliament, Government and other agencies.  Each year it makes around 30 submissions to the UK Government and the EU on engineering related policy issues.

  • The IET produces fact files and briefings available to the public.

  • The IET is regularly in the mainstream and specialist media explaining the impacts of engineering and technology on society.

Safeguarding professional standards

Delivering world class knowledge products and services

  • The IET publishes more than 100 new titles every year; a rich mix of books, journals and magazines with a back catalogue of more than 500 publications.

  • 21 Technical and Professional Networks generate activities covering the full spectrum of reliable information, industry leading events and access to expertise across the IET’s engineering and technology areas.

  • Inspec is the leading English language bibliographic information service for scientific and technical literature.  Published by the IET, it recently indexed its 12 millionth record.

  • Over 120 conferences and events are organised by the IET every year.

Providing a professional home for life for engineers and technicians 

  • The IET offers professional designations of TMIET, MIET and FIET.

  • The IET delivers tailored membership packages to professional engineers and technicians, relevant to their career stage.  2011 saw the launch of Graduate Advantage, welcomed by academics and students alike with several hundred enrolments already.

  • IET Connect (formerly the IET’s Benevolent Fund) provides legal advice and financial assistance to IET members and their dependents.

Recognising and promoting excellence

  • The IET awards £500,000 in prizes scholarships and medals each year, enabling engineering endeavour and rewarding achievement.  The most prestigious prize of these is the Faraday medal.

Inspiring the next generation

  • IET Faraday, an award-winning educational resource, reaches all schools in the UK with the aim of enthusing young people about science, technology and engineering. This year, 180 secondary schools will take part in the Faraday Engineering Challenge Days, competing for a £1,000 prize for their school to spend on teaching resources.

  • Flipside, a science, engineering and technology magazine for teenagers is the only publication of its type for this audience.

  • Over 1,000 undergraduate programmes in the UK are accredited by the IET.

  • The IET provides almost 700 mentors to challenge and motivate the next generation of engineers and technicians.