Evidence your skills and experience to employers, clients and the wider industry

Show you're committed to professional standards and to developing your capability

Raise your profile with internationally-recognised letters CEng after your name

Enjoy new career opportunities and greater influence in your business

Is it for me?

You're ready for CEng if you:

  • apply your understanding to deliver innovative products and services in an industrial setting
  • demonstrate accountability for project, finance and personnel management in your work
  • have the skill set to develop other technical staff
  • show effective interpersonal skills in communicating technical matters
  • always bring quality and integrity to your work

What are the requirements?

How to apply

You’ll need to evidence your knowledge and experience in a written application, and an online discussion with our chartered assessors. Members can access the CEng application process in MyBCS.

1. Your first step is to complete the application form

You need to complete a series of statements demonstrating how you meet the criteria for CEng registration. You also have to provide your CV and information about your experience and / or qualifications and CPD activity.

2. You need a supporter to verify your information

Your supporter could be an employer, client or colleague. They need to be working at your level or above and able to offer a reliable opinion of your knowledge and experience. We'll ask them to review your application before confirming their support.

3. You’ll follow one of two assessment routes

Standard route
You can take this route to registration if you hold either:

  • an accredited bachelor’s degree with honours in engineering or technology plus one of the following:
    • an appropriate master’s degree or engineering doctorate (EngD) accredited by a professional engineering institution
    • appropriate further learning to master’s degree level

OR

  • an accredited integrated MEng degree.

Find out if your qualification is accredited for CEng at www.engc.org.uk/courses

Experiential route
If you don't hold an accredited qualification, our assessors will review your application and CV to ensure you have the knowledge and experience required to meet the registration criteria. Be sure to provide as much detail as possible in your application, including any relevant academic or vocational qualifications that you hold.

If you're unable to provide enough clear evidence to support an experiential route to CEng, we will contact you to discuss other options available to you.

4. You’ll meet online with our assessors

Once we’ve assessed your application and your supporter has responded, you’ll be invited to meet our assessors online for a professional review interview (PRI). Our assessors will ask questions to verify your knowledge and competence. The interview usually lasts an hour. 

6. What happens when I become CEng?

Professional recognition
Use your CEng post-nominal letters to confirm your new status to employers, colleagues and customers.

Continue your professional development
As a Chartered Engineer you’re required to maintain your competence and keep a record of your CPD activities. We may ask you at any time to provide your CPD record which needs to show what you learnt or achieved.

You can refer to the Engineering Council CPD Code for Registrants for guidance.

Get involved
Your knowledge, experience and opinion are valuable commodities which you can invest in BCS to support your CPD as well as the development of our industry.

  • Mentoring network - inspiring another person, and seeing them progress and benefit from your insight, is a hugely rewarding experience.
  • Policy hub - we're regularly consulted by government and other key bodies; help to influence policy and legislation by having your say on the important issues affecting us all.
  • Volunteering - grow your professional network and the profile of your field, by taking an active role in the running of our membership community.

What does it cost?

One-off application fee £160
If our initial assessment of your application is unsuccessful, you’ll be refunded in full

CEng registration fee £51.90
This includes your first year’s subscription

Annual CEng registration subscription £39.90

I want to apply for CEng

I'm a BCS member

If you’re MBCS or FBCS, you can log in to MyBCS to start your application.

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I'm not a BCS member

To register for CEng with BCS, you’ll need to be an MBCS or FBCS member.

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"CEng registration has enabled my employer to undertake larger, complex and more financially rewarding projects with the assurance that I can be given such responsibilities. Our clients are reassured that their solutions are provisioned by some of the best industry professionals."

Winsy Dissanayake, CEng