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Royal Navy Weapon Engineers special registration agreement

CEng, IEng, EngTech or ICTTech special registration agreements for Royal Navy weapon engineers personnel, both general service, submarine and CIS.

Apply for professional registration

You will need to become a member of the IET before applying for professional registration. For more information please visit the Armed Forces IET Membership page.

To avoid duplication for applicants in demonstrating competence the IET has recognised the particularly rigorous internal training and competence assessment systems employed by Royal Navy weapon engineers (RN WE) and has been able to use this to underpin part of the process for registration applications.

A specially tailored application form has been designed for applicants following this route which takes into account RN WE's internal assessments systems.

Download a professional registration application pack.

Eligibility criteria

These routes have been defined by a series of benchmarks which form the eligibility criteria for each category of registration as follows:

CEng

Criteria:

  • Hold the substantive rank of Lieutenant or above;
  • Have completed a Duty Weapons Engineering Officer (DWEO) post or appointment holding similar levels of responsibility and passed the Weapons Charge Qualification (WCQ);
  • Have completed a Technical Engineering Appointment in the substantive rank, for at least 2 years post completions of the DWEOs appointment.

Evidence required to demonstrate underpinning knowledge required for Registration as CEng:

  • An accredited Bachelors' degree with honours in engineering or technology, plus either an appropriate Masters' degree accredited by a professional engineering institution, or evidence of additional learning to Masters level;

or

  • an accredited integrated MEng degree;

or

  • Clear demonstration to the satisfaction of the IET achievement of the same level of knowledge and understanding as the above. Examples of training and experience leading to the same level of personal technical contribution are required.

IEng

Criteria:

  • Hold the substantive rank of at least:
    • a) Petty Officer (Engineering Technician) (Weapons/Sensors/CIS); having completed the post-Programme Faraday Petty Officer Engineering Technician Qualifying Course (POETQC)
  • or
    • b) Chief Petty Officer (Engineering Technician), having achieved either:
      • i. Chief Petty Officer Professional Qualifying Examination (CPOPQE); or
      • ii. The Professional Examination (PE) for promotion to Chief Petty Officer (Engineering Technician) and Chief Petty Officer (Engineering Technician) Course;

and

  • have completed a Technical Engineering Appointment in the substantive rank, post completion of training, for at least 2 years;

or

  • c) Hold the substantive rank of Sub-Lieutenant; having been appointment a Deputy Weapon Engineering Officer (DWEO) and having achieved Weapons Charge Qualification (WCQ)

Evidence required to demonstrate underpinning knowledge and understanding required for Registration as IEng:

  • An appropriate Bachelors' degree in engineering or technology; or a Higher National Certificate or Diploma or a Foundation Degree in engineering or technology, plus evidence of appropriate additional learning, including work-based learning;

or

  • Clear demonstration to the satisfaction of the IET achievement of the same level of knowledge and understanding as the above. Examples of training and experience leading to the same level of personal technical contribution are required.

EngTech/ICTTech

Criteria:

  • Hold a NVQ L3 qualification in their trade;

Evidence required to demonstrate the underpinning knowledge required for Registration as EngTech and ICTTech:

  • Completion of a programme leading to NVQ L3 (including the relevant Engineering Technician Weapons Engineering conversion course if converting from the CIS sub-steam); or a suitable qualification at QCF3 (or SCQF or EQF equivalent) or above;

or

  • Clear demonstration to the satisfaction of the IET achievement of the same level of knowledge and understanding of the above. Examples of training and experience leading to the same level of personal technical contribution are required.

(A professional review interview is not mandatory for EngTech or ICTTech but may be requested in exceptional cases).

How to apply

Please download the application pack using the link at the top of this page.  

The application form, once completed, should be sent with payment and endorsement form to:

Registration and Standards
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Michael Faraday House
Six Hills Way
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 2AY
UK

Please note you will need to get your application endorsed prior to submitting to us.
You should also send a copy of your application form (excluding the payment page) to the Scheme Coordinator at the below address for endorsement:

MWS-WE-IET COORDINATORS
MWS Marlborough F152
HMS COLLINGWOOD
Newgate Lane
Fareham
HANTS
PO14 1AS

The Scheme Coordinator will confirm eligibility and complete an endorsement form which should be submitted to the IET with your application.

Need help?

Should you have any questions or problems downloading the application pack, please contact us:

Email: armedforces@theiet.org