Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Chartered Engineers develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems. They may develop and apply new technologies, promote advanced designs and design methods and introduce new and more efficient production techniques, or pioneer new engineering services and management methods.

The title CEng is protected by civil law and is one of the most recognisable international engineering qualifications.  Chartered Engineers are variously engaged in technical and commercial leadership and possess effective interpersonal skills.

Benefits of CEng professional qualification  

  • The status of being part of a technological elite

  • Recognition of your expertise and hard work

  • High self-esteem

  • Higher earnings potential

  • Improved career prospects

  • Greater influence within your organisation and industry

  • Access to life-long learning

  • International recognition of your qualifications

  • Letters after your name eg J.Smith CEng

  

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            Read our CEng Case Study

by Dr Stephanie Wentworth

Eligibility

The CEng professional qualification is open to anyone who can demonstrate the required professional competences and commitment. These are set out in the Engineering Council's professional standard, UK-SPEC, and are developed through education and working experience.

The process will be more straightforward if you have particular academic qualifications, which will also allow you to obtain interim registration.

For CEng these are:  

  • an accredited Bachelors degree with honours in engineering or technology, plus either an appropriate Masters degree accredited by a professional engineering institution, or appropriate further learning to Masters level

  • or an accredited integrated MEng degree

However, you can still become a Chartered Engineer if you do not have these academic qualifications. Further information about the assessment process can be found in UK-SPEC.

The Engineering Council has produced an eBook with more details about registration.

How to Apply for CEng through IPEM

Please use the up-to-date application forms below which reflect the latest version of UK-SPEC.

There are two two levels of CEng Registration:

  1. Interim CEng    - for early career applicants and
  2. Full CEng         - for those more established in their career. 

Check the two levels below to find out which route you should take.

  

Interim CEng registration for Early Career applicants

You can apply for Interim registration just by having your qualifications checked.  If they are already accredited by the Engineering Council, or deemed to be relevant by our Registrars, then you will be awarded Interim CEng registration. 

1.  You should be a member of IPEM.  Click here for the JOIN IPEM page.

2.  Use the Application for Recognition of Qualifications to apply.

3.  Overseas qualifications need to be certified by NARIC.  Please include a NARIC certificate with your Recognition form.

Send the relevant forms to the IPEM National Office when completed.

You will be charged the Registration Entry fee initially and then the Annual Registration fee each year along with your IPEM membership subscription.  

You will then be in the Initial Professional Development phase of your career.

See the Guidance Document below for more details.

Need some help?

Check the Guidance Document for further advice.

The CEng Registrars are also happy to help - please contact the IPEM National office for the Pre-Application Advice.

You can also contact the IPEM National Office for help with the application process.

Full CEng registration for Later Career applicants

You can apply for your qualifications to be checked and produce all evidence required for CEng in one go leading to full CEng registration. This will include an interview, held three times a year, in London.

If you do not hold an accredited degree, you may still be eligible to apply for CEng through the experiential learning route or the individual case route. For further information and advice on these routes contact the registrars listed on the Pre-Application Advice document. 

1.  You should be a member of IPEM.  Click here for the JOIN IPEM page.

2.  Use the Application for Recognition of Qualifications to apply.

3.  Overseas qualifications need to be certified by NARIC.  Please include a NARIC certificate with your Recognition form.

4.  Ask the IPEM Office for the Pre-Advice document below to discuss with the Registrars what further information to include.  This will comprise a detailed report demonstrating how you meet the

UKSPEC competences

Send the relevant forms to the IPEM National Office when completed.

You will be charged the Registration Entry fee initially and then the Annual Registration fee each year along with your IPEM membership subscription.

Need some help?

Check the Guidance Document for further advice.

The CEng Registrars are also happy to help - please contact the IPEM National office for the Pre-Application Advice.

You can also contact the IPEM National Office for help with the application process

 

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