Physics first

The question of how many engineers there are in the UK is of particular interest to the Institute of Physics. Some 50% of its members and fellows work in industry and many entered the engineering profession on graduating. There are some notable success stories. The first degree of several chief executives and high- flyers in […]

The question of how many engineers there are in the UK is of particular interest to the Institute of Physics. Some 50% of its members and fellows work in industry and many entered the engineering profession on graduating. There are some notable success stories. The first degree of several chief executives and high- flyers in engineering was physics.

Last year the institute became a nominated body of the Engineering Council alongside the engineering institutions; its members have been able to register as chartered engineers since 1989. This acknowledges the importance of physicists to engineering and the contribution they make, and will continue to make.

The institute is actively encouraging physics graduates who have become engineers to join and play an active role in its engineering activities.

{{Carol Beechqualifications managerInstitute of PhysicsLondon}}