IET announces partnership agreement with INCOSE UK

14 November 2011
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Formal signing of agreement by Prof Michael Wilkinson, president of INCOSE UK, and Nigel Fine, IET chief executive and secretary

The IET and INCOSE UK recently signed an agreement enabling systems engineers to apply for professional registration without having to leave INCOSE UK

The agreement allows systems engineers to become Chartered Engineers (CEng) registered through the Engineering Council, without having to leave the UK chapter of the International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE), a not-for-profit membership organisation founded to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realisation of successful systems. The scheme also supports registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng), together with EngTech and ICTTech.

The formal signing of the agreement by Prof Michael Wilkinson, president of INCOSE UK, and Nigel Fine, IET chief executive and secretary took place last month at Savoy Place, London.

Prof Michael Wilkinson said: “The INCOSE UK Council is pleased to announce this partnership agreement with the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Over a number of years members have expressed their wish to achieve Professional Registration thorough INCOSE UK and now the processes are in place for this to happen.”

Ian Presland Professional Development Director for INCOSE UK commented “INCOSE is the natural home for professionals who have an interest in systems engineering, or who regard themselves as systems engineers or systems thinkers. This agreement provides a new cost-effective route for INCOSE members to become formally recognised as Chartered Engineers (CEng) registered through the Engineering Council and gives access to a range of other career development benefits in collaboration with the IET. I would like to thank the team at the IET for working so closely with us to enable this agreement to happen.”

Michelle Richmond, IET director of Membership and Professional Development, said: “The IET is very pleased to be enabling INCOSE members to achieve professional registration recognition and looks forward to establishing further close working opportunities to support the growth of professionalism in this subject area.”

Richard Shearman, deputy CEO at the Engineering Council, said: “We congratulate IET and INCOSE on this agreement, which is an excellent example of collaboration and provides INCOSE members with a straightforward pathway to professional registration.”

Both organisations view the signing of this agreement as the start of a productive partnership with more benefits for all members in the coming years.