Incorporated Engineer (IEng)

Why you should become an Incorporated Engineer.

“I had not realised the sense of achievement I would feel to be finally recognised for what I had always thought of myself as, an engineer.”

Julia Evans, IEng


What is an Incorporated Engineer?

An Incorporated Engineer is an engineer who has become professionally registered with the Engineering Council. After registration you’ll be able to use the initials ‘IEng’ after your name, which signifies that you have met the necessary competence and commitment standard.

Why register as an Incorporated Engineer?

The professional title ‘IEng’ shows your peers, employers and clients your experience, skills and commitment. It’s also proof that you have demonstrated competence against an internationally recognised standard.

Surveys repeatedly show that Incorporated Engineers rapidly achieve higher earnings than their unregistered counterparts – and the pay gap is widening.

Becoming an Incorporated Engineer is a way for experienced engineers to be recognised for their expertise and hard work, and for recent graduates it can also be a career stepping stone.

Who should apply to become an Incorporated Engineer?

Incorporated Engineers often have a degree in engineering or technology, but you don’t need a formal qualification to become registered.

To become registered, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate that you maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology. You may undertake engineering design, development, manufacture, construction, or operation.

You must be able to use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology. You apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods in the workplace, and you’re able to provide technical and commercial management.

How do I apply?

Find out how to apply for Incorporated Engineer.

Need help?

You may find answers to some of your questions in our frequently asked questions section.

We will do as much as we can to support you with any aspect of your application, so please get in touch if you need help and advice.

+44 (0)1438 211 476


See also:

Meet the members – Incorporated Engineers

Professional registration – frequently asked questions