CEng status has many hurdles to consider

Dear Editor,

I was interested to read your article in the July issue on education versus training

SARTOR is not a sub-committee of the Engineering Council but a regulatory document recently revised by a working group and approved by the Senate of the Engineering Council.

It does not make a Master’s degree the minimum qualification. However it does make the MEng (a four year first degree, unlike a postgraduate MSc) one of two routes to C Eng. The other is a BEng (Honours) degree plus a matching section (a sort of top up).

This is important especially as you have talked earlier in the article about MScs as a way of upgrading Higher National to give CEng qualifications. You will be aware from the correspondence about the University of Greenwich’s course that it is not as simple as that. I would not like to guarantee that the courses you list at Bolton, Glamorgan etc would necessarily act as conversion courses in CEng terms, so you may be heading for further correspondence!

Michael Yates, Secretary, Institute of Measurement and Control, 7 Gower Street, London WC1E 6AA.