Key topics

Key topics offer summaries of the IET’s positions on many of the most important policy topics.

The IET is interested in and comments on a wide range of public policy issues. 

The following key topics offer summaries of the IET’s positions on many of the most important policy topics and additional information on those of particular importance to the engineering profession.

Satellite dish  Communications key topics

A concise summary on communications issues important to members and society in general, with links to relevant factfiles.

Cyber security  Cyber security

The need to improve the cyber security awareness and skills of those working in the engineering and technology sectors; and developing guidance material regarding the design and cyber security of intelligent buildings.

Students learning about engineering  Education key topics

A concise summary on education and skills issues important to members and society in general, with links to relevant factfiles.

EMC for functional safety  EMC for functional safety key topics

A concise introduction to the IET's guidance on designing systems to mitigate functional safety electromagnetic compatibility risks, with links to relevant factfiles.

Offshore wind turbines  Energy key topics

A concise summary on energy issues important to members and society in general, with links to relevant factfiles.

Buncefield disaster  Health and safety key topics

A concise summary on health and safety issues important to members and society in general, with links to relevant factfiles.

Information technology Information technology key topics

A concise summary on information technology issues important to members and society in general, with links to relevant factfiles.

Innovation and emerging technologies  Innovation and emerging technologies key topics

A concise summary on innovation and emerging technology issues important to members and society in general, with links to relevant factfiles.

Intellectual property  Intellectual property key topics

A concise summary on intellectual property, its importance to the IET and raising awareness with members and society in general.

Aircraft jet engine  Manufacturing key topics

A concise summary on manufacturing issues important to members and society in general, with links to relevant factfiles.

Mobile phones, power lines and base stations  Mobiles, pylons and health key topics

A concise summary of issues regarding any possible adverse health risks from exposure to low level electromagnetic fields, with links to relevant factfiles.

Solar panels Power Network Joint Vision

A starting point for building knowledge and confidence, ensuring that the significant engineering changes ahead for our national electricity system can be met without risk to supply security and resilience.

Smart grids  Smart grid key topic

A concise summary of issues regarding smart grids, with links to relevant factfiles.

London Underground  Transport key topics

A concise summary on transport issues important to members and society in general, with links to relevant factfiles.