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Qualifications and experience required for MIET

Qualifications and experience accepted as evidence for Member with designatory letters MIET.

To join the IET as a Member with designatory letters MIET, you must meet the requirements for MIET including having achieved an acceptable standard of knowledge and understanding.

Listed below are appropriate qualifications and experience in the fields of science, engineering and technology that would be accepted as evidence.

Appropriate qualifications for MIET

  • Pass/Ordinary/Honours Bachelor degree in an appropriate subject e.g. BSc, BTech, BEng(Hons), MEng, MSc, PhD;
  • UK NVQ/SVQ at level 4 or 5 in an appropriate subject.

The following qualifications can be accepted with a current CV which shows evidence of work at graduate level:

  • Postgraduate diploma, professional qualification or certification;
  • Other Honours degrees, higher degrees, BA (Hons), etc in a subject which is particularly relevant e.g. Physics or Mathematics.

The following qualifications can be accepted with a current CV which shows evidence of work experience (between two to 12 years dependent on the qualification) and work at graduate level:

  • UK Foundation degree in an appropriate subject;
  • UK HND in technology;
  • UK HNC in technology;
  • City & Guilds 236 (electrical installation);
  • Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Platinum Card.

Any other qualification (including non-technical degree or no qualification) is assessed on an individual basis.

Appropriate experience for MIET

  • Graduate Training Scheme or Postgraduate research/study for masters or PhD;
  • Qualified Teacher (QT) responsible for science, mathematics, IT, engineering, design or technology or FE or HE lecturer in science, mathematics, IT, engineering, technology;
  • Qualifying supervisor in electrical installation (as defined by ECA, NICEIC);
  • Trainer - Military (non-commissioned) or Industrial;
  • UK government engineer or technologist, grades B, C or D;
  • Armed Services – commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers at Warrant Officer or equivalent;
  • IT analyst;
  • Consultant or Self-employed contractor working in graduate roles within client organisations;
  • Manager or self-employed contractor with responsibility for managing budgets and/or staff and/or contractors and/or contracts or Manager, senior manager, director of SMEs (over ten staff) and larger organisations;
  • Authorised person or inspector with legal responsibility/liability for inspection and approval of safety critical systems or equipment.

Please note...

The IET periodically review and expands these lists to encompass other sectors within the science, engineering and technology industry.

It is IET policy to use the term designatory letters rather than post-nominals when referring to the letters after your name.