How to apply for student technician registration

Get formal international recognition of your real work experience.

Your studies form the foundation of your knowledge and understanding; your industry placement has developed the competence employers look for in the workplace. Becoming professionally registered will give you a distinct advantage in the job market as it demonstrates that you have invaluable expertise in a professional working environment.

Why choose professional registration?

  • Internationally recognised qualification awarded by the Engineering Council [new window];
  • Recognition of your expertise and hard work;
  • Designatory letters after your name - eg John Smith TMIET EngTech or Alison Grey TMIET ICTTech;
  • Improves your career prospects;
  • Greater influence within your organisation and industry;
  • Access to life-long learning;
  • Acknowledgement that your skills are transferable.

Completed your industry placement?

You may have achieved the competencies required to obtain professional registration while on your industry placement year. 

Engineering Technician (EngTech)

The EngTech award demonstrates to employers that you have experience, drive and commitment and have demonstrated competence against an internationally recognised standard. Becoming an Engineering Technician will give you confidence in your skills and expertise, as well as being able to use the letters "EngTech" after your name.

ICT Technician (ICTTech)

ICTTech was launched by the Engineering Council and the IET following employer demand for a competence-based professional qualification for the vast array of IT and communications technicians who support and maintain the systems on which nearly every business and organisation depends. Achieving ICTTech gives prospective employers confidence in your expertise and commitment to professional standards. Using the letters "ICTTech" after your name identifies your experience and professionalism.

Departmental involvement

Visit the main student technician registration page to find out how your university department can support student technician registration.