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 09 September 2013 11:58 AM
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Engineered4Snow

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Hi all,

I am hoping to apply for CEng registration next year. I am currently working as a mechanical engineer in the energy industry but I don't have any recognised formal qualifications (I have a BSc, MSc and PhD but they are not accredited).

I am logging evidence in Career Manager and I am optimistic that I can meet several areas of the required UK SPEC but I don't know how I would demonstrate having the required educational training.

Can anyone advise me on what I might be required to do for my application?

Thanks
 09 September 2013 01:56 PM
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westonpa

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http://www.theiet.org/membersh...ind-advisor/index.cfm

I do not think you will have to many issues with that list of qualifications, if I am honest!

Get yourself an advisor and take it from there.

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 09 September 2013 02:18 PM
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Engineered4Snow

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Thanks, but previously Institutes have dismissed me out of hand even for membership because I don't have the requisite accredited degree! I'm beginning to think I wasted my time

I've emailed my local PRA and hopefully it will be straighforward from here.

Thanks again!
 09 September 2013 06:30 PM
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I assume that your degrees are engineering related subjects. Having accredited degrees just means that the IET are familiar with the detailed content of the degree and have pre-approved it, so the initial part of the assessment process is straightforward. If your degrees are not accredited your application will go to a small committee to make sure that you have the necessary underlying knowledge and understanding. This might be a combination of your degree work and subsequent experience.

Your PRA will help you complete the application and make sure you cover the necessary detail.

I hope your application goes well.

David
 10 September 2013 08:00 AM
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There are number of types of accreditation.
1. Institutional
2. Professional
3. unrecognized - diploma mills that sell paper.
4. Foreign (NARIC) evaluated

Many Universities in UK are under Royal Charter and Privy Council - considered Institutionally Accredited.
The Universities have Professionally Accredited programs such as IET, BCS etc.

Can you share with us were you earned your degrees and are they in Engineering etc.
 10 September 2013 10:37 AM
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westonpa

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It's not relevant for her to start informing us about her degrees, she has to go to an IET advisor who will offer the proper (official) advice.

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 07 October 2013 02:48 PM
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Engineered4Snow

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Hi all,

Thanks for your thoughts. I did try a PRA via email but I've not heard anything back.

Is there a number I can call for advice? It really shouldn't be this difficult, should it?!

I'm thinking of the Energy Institute instead - the route for non accredited engineers with them is set out quite clearly.

Thanks,
 07 October 2013 04:22 PM
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