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Key facts

Our structure

  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has more than 155,000 engineering and technology professionals in 148 countries.
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology is registered as a Charity in England and Wales (No. 211014) and Scotland (No. SC038698).
  • IET members operate almost 100 Local Networks as well as 22 Technical Networks.
  • The IET was formed in March 2006 by a merger of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and the Institution of Incorporated Engineers (IIE).

What we do 

Thought leadership

  • We provide expert advice to the UK’s Parliament, Government and other agencies. Each year we make around 30 submissions to the UK Government and the EU on engineering-related policy issues.
  • We produce factfiles and briefings available to the public.
  • We are regularly in the mainstream and specialist media explaining the impacts of engineering and technology on society.

Safeguarding professional standards

Delivering world-class knowledge products and services

  • We publish more than 100 new titles every year; a rich mix of books, journals and magazines with a back catalogue of more than 500 publications.
  • 22 Technical Networks generate activities covering the full spectrum of reliable information, industry-leading events and access to expertise across the IET’s engineering and technology areas.
  • IET Inspec is the leading English language bibliographic information service for scientific and technical literature. Published by the IET, it has over 15 million records.
  • We organise over 1,500 events annually, offering over 106,000 delegates the opportunity for networking and knowledge sharing.

Providing a professional home for life for engineers and technicians 

Recognising and promoting excellence

  • Our awards programme includes awards for individual excellence, research and innovation, scholarships, travel awards, prizes and competitions within the engineering and technology sector.

Inspiring the next generation

  • IET Education, an award-winning educational resource, reaches all schools in the UK with the aim of enthusing young people about science, technology and engineering. This year, 180 secondary schools will take part in the Faraday Engineering Challenge Days, competing for a £1,000 prize for their school to spend on teaching resources.
  • Over 1,300 undergraduate programmes in the UK are accredited by the IET.
  • We provide almost 700 mentors to challenge and motivate the next generation of engineers and technicians.
  • Over the last three years, we have raised over £1million which has enabled us to provide further scholarships, bursaries and educational activities nationally.