Engineer yourself a better future

Significantly improving job security and career prospects, professional registration with the Engineering Council UK (ECUK) as a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Engineering Technician (EngTech) is open to any competent practising engineer, with different levels and pathways available.

The benefits of registering with ECUK include:

  • identifying you as having competences that employers value
  • indicating that your competence and commitment to professionalism have been assessed by other engineering professionals
  • demonstrating that your competence may be compared with standards applicable in other parts of the world
  • confirming that your commitment to professionalism is underwritten by the support of a national engineering institution or society licensed by ECUK
  • recognition that you have received education and training that meets UK and international standards for knowledge and experience
As a result, registrants often find that:

  • it is easier to gain promotion or a new job
  • their pay compares favourably with non-registered engineers and increasingly against other qualified professionals
  • they are more likely to be listened to, whether in the boardroom or the court
  • their engineering credentials are respected in most parts of the world
  • they have access to a network of similarly qualified and experienced experts in their field – through their Institution
  • their employers benefit as increasingly, tendering or post-tender contract compliance requires key members of the project team to have professional registration.

To apply for these prestigious titles you will need to join one of the 36 engineering institutions and societies currently licensed by ECUK to assess candidates. You will be required to demonstrate that you possess a range of technical and personal competences and are also committed to keeping these up-to-date, and to behaving in a professionally and socially responsible manner.

The three categories – EngTech, IEng and CEng – have been developed to provide a progressive registration structure, reflecting the recognition that lifelong learning and career development are the norm, and will remain so whatever the short-term economic situation may be.

ECUK holds the national register of CEng, IEng and EngTech and sets and maintains the internationally recognised standards of competence and ethics that govern the award and retention of these titles. By this means it is able to ensure that employers, government and wider society – both at home and overseas – can have confidence in the skills and commitment of registrants. For more information on how to take your first step towards professional registration visit: