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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 - PNJV

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.