Under licence from the Engineering Council, registration is offered at three grades aimed at different levels of experience and expertise.  While the grades can be seen as a stepping stone to the next, each grade is also a recognised stage of professional registration in its own right.

Chartered Engineer - CEng

Chartered Engineers develop solutions to engineering problems using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change and/or they may have technical accountability for complex systems with significant levels of risk. They demonstrate the theoretical knowledge to solve problems in new technologies and develop new analytical techniques; successful application of the knowledge to deliver innovative products and services and/or take technical responsibility for complex engineering systems; accountability for project, finance and personnel management and managing trade-offs between technical and socio-economic factors; skill sets necessary to develop other technical staff; and effective interpersonal skills in communicating technical matters.

Incorporated Engineer - IEng

Incorporated Engineers maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology, and may undertake engineering design, development, manufacture, construction and operation. They demonstrate theoretical knowledge to solve problems in developed technologies using well proven analytical techniques; successful application of their knowledge to deliver engineering projects or services using established technologies and methods; responsibility for project and financial planning and management together with some responsibility for leading and developing other professional staff; and effective interpersonal skills in communicating technical matters.

Engineering Technician – EngTech

Engineering Technicians apply proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical engineering problems. They apply safe systems of work and are able to demonstrate evidence of their contribution to either the design, development, manufacture, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes or services; supervisory or technical responsibility; and effective interpersonal skills in communicating technical matters.

Interim Registration

Interim registration demonstrates your enthusiasm, drive and commitment to your career and the profession and to developing the professional competence required for full registration. It confirms that you have completed learning that provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding for your chosen professional title. To attain interim registration you will need to have completed an accredited degree, as on the list below. If you have an accredited degree and would like to complete interim registration please contact membership@ied.org.uk for more details.