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Incorporated Engineer (IEng)

Incorporated Engineers maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology, and may undertake engineering design, development, manufacture, construction and operation. 

Incorporated Engineers are able to demonstrate:

  • The 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
  • Effective interpersonal skills in communicating technical matters
  • Commitment to professional engineering values.

How to apply:

If you are not already a member you will first need to join as an Associate Member (AMEI) or Affiliate member. This can be done at the some time you submit an application for IEng registration or while you are compiling your application. From 01 July 2018 the Membership Panel will only accept applications from existing members.

We offer two routes for prospective Incorporated Engineers:

Standard route: for those with an accredited Bachelors degree in engineering or technology or Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree in engineering or technology, plus appropriate further learning to degree level or an NVQ4 or SVQ4 which has been approved for the purpose by a licensed engineering institution. You can check the accreditation of your qualifications on the Engineering Council website.

Individual route: if you have not followed one of the exemplifying academic routes described above, you will need to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge and understanding of engineering principles to the same educational level though our individual route process.

Whichever route you use to apply, you will need to submit the following application documentation for assessment by the Membership Panel:

  • Completed application form – please ensure this is signed
  • Professional Development Review – this should demonstrate how and where you meet the standards and competences outlined in the Member IEng guidance notes or Fellow IEng guidance notes. There is a separate guidance note on writing your PDR
  • A completed competence grid
  • A detailed CPD record and future plan on how you intend to maintain your competence
  • Organisation Chart – this should show your position within your organisation
  • Two sponsor references – please ensure these are signed and comments included. We provide a sponsor reference form
  • True and signed copies of your academic and other certificates
  • True and signed copy of photographic id showing your signature and date of birth
  • Application / transfer fee ((£138 / £166 if you are not a member of any description and apply for Member or Fellow respectively; £75 if you are applying for a different grade of EI membership).

Download your application pack here. Please note we are now only accepting applications submitted under UK-SPEC, third edition.

If you are currently not a professional member of the EI, you apply for Fellow or Member at the same time. Make sure you tick the relevant boxes on the application form. If you are already a professional member, you still need to submit the same documents, but just tick the IEng box on the application form.

If you have any questions on the above then please contact the membership department on +44(0)20 7467 7100 or

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