Examples of activities that fall into the category of self-study:
- Reading books, journals and articles
- Research through internet searches and digital information sources
- Online technical communities & discussion forums
What do we provide when it comes to self-study?
Members are entitled to a 35% discount on books published by the IET (Note: discount applied to one copy per title).
The IET Digital Library is a global repository of science, engineering and technology-focused content produced by the world’s leading international scientific organisation and thought leader – the IET. Online access to the IET Digital Library unlocks an unsurpassed body of work of more than 174,000 technical papers and around 8,676 eBook chapters from 1994 onwards for all IET journals, magazines, conference publications and seminar digests.
IET EngX is our online social collaboration platform which enables individuals to connect and share knowledge, ideas and opportunities with a network of individuals. It enables our volunteers, members and non-members to engage with like-minded people and collaborate on projects and activities for the benefit of the global science, engineering and technology community.
Engineering and Technology is one of our most valued membership benefits, keeping engineers at the leading edge of their discipline.
Providing unbiased information for members, teachers, students and the general public (free of charge).
Watch live or archived events, research seminars or presentations (all videos are available free of charge to members) featuring industry experts via the Internet.
IET Codes and Guidance publishes a range of standards, Codes of Practice and guidance materials for professional engineers, using its expertise to achieve consensus on best practice in emerging and established technology fields.
The IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) is the national standard to which all electrical installations in the UK should conform. The electrical site provides key information about BS 7671 as well as free Wiring Matters articles for technical insight and information on developments in the industry.
Renowned for the quality of its indexing, Inspec is the leading bibliographic database for physics, engineering and technology research, containing over 17 million abstracts. Members of the IET can access this essential online research tool at highly discounted fees.
The IET Journals span all areas of engineering and technology – covering the disciplines of electrical, electronics, computing, control, biomedical and communications technologies. Our current journal titles are now fully gold Open Access, allowing researchers and practitioners around the world immediate and free access to current IET Journals content. The latest content from the IET Journals is accessible through a publishing partnership with Wiley on the IET Research hub page.
Members can access a wealth of searchable information - in print and online - from our outstanding specialist engineering-related collections.
Read about our work in providing independent, evidence-based policy advice to the Government and other agencies. Members can contribute to submissions to Government consultations and express an interest in joining one of our expert panels covering a broad range of topics including communications, education and skills, energy, innovation and emerging technologies, manufacturing and transport.
The trust you derive from being seen as a professional engineer is one of the many advantages of being a member of the IET, but it also means you have certain ethical responsibilities. We can help you to understand the demands of professional ethical standards in your own life with dedicated guidance and resources.