Incorporated Engineers

Incorporated Engineers (IEng) are characterised by their ability to act as exponents of today's technology through creativity and innovation. To this end, they maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology, and may undertake engineering design, development, manufacture, construction and operation. Incorporated Engineers are variously engaged in technical and commercial management and possess effective interpersonal skills.

Qualifications required

An accredited Bachelors degree in engineering or technology or a Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree in engineering or technology, and appropriate further learning to degree level. If you do not hold these qualifications, more information can be found on the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence on the Engineering Council website.

If you have non-accredited or non-UK qualifications then please visit the FAQ section.

Alternative IEng registration routes

Formal education is the usual, but not the only way of demonstrating the underpinning knowledge and understanding for professional competence.

Members who do not have the necessary qualifications for CEng and IEng registration can demonstrate the required knowledge and understanding in other ways, but you must be able to show clearly that you have achieved the same level as those with qualifications. These ways include:

  • Writing a technical report, based upon your experience, and demonstrating knowledge and understanding of engineering principles
  • Taking Engineering Council UK examinations
  • Following an assessed career-based learning programme
  • Taking an academic programme specified by the institution to which you are applying.

For more information about IEng registration, download the IEng leaflet here [PDF - 675kB].

Becoming an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) could help advance your career

To assist in raising awareness and understanding of the value of the Incorporated Engineer (IEng) professional qualification, the Engineering Council has issued a new IEng eBook, which acts as a definitive guide to becoming registered as an IEng. The innovative eBook is available to download from the Engineering Council’s website, at

Apply now!

To apply to become registered with the Engineering Council (EngC) you first need to become a member of the SOE.

Once you have become a member your application will be assessed and you may be invited to register as a Incorporated Engineer (IEng) with the Engineering Council.

If you have any queries about the process or your application please email or call 020 7630 6666.