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 IEng after your name
Enjoy new career opportunities and greater influence in your business
Is it for me?
You're ready for IEng if you:
- use new and existing technologies in an industrial setting
- demonstrate practical skills and knowledge in a range of activities, sometimes complex and non routine
- apply your knowledge to deliver projects using established technologies and methods
- are responsible for project and financial planning, with some responsibility for developing others
- always demonstrate quality and integrity in your work
What are the requirements?
- You're assessed against the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC)
- To register as IEng with BCS, you need to be a BCS member (Professional grade or higher)
How to apply
You’ll need to evidence your competence and knowledge in a written application, and an online discussion with our chartered assessors. To access the IEng application process in MyBCS you must be a member at MBCS or FBCS grade.
You need to complete a series of statements demonstrating how you meet the criteria for IEng registration. You also have to provide your CV and information about your experience and/or qualifications and CPD activity.
Your supporter could be an employer, client or colleague. They’ll need to be working at your level or above and able to offer a reliable opinion of your skills and competence. We'll ask them to review your application before confirming their support.
You can take the accredited route to registration if you hold either:
- an accredited bachelor’s or honours degree in engineering or technology;
- an HND or foundation degree in engineering or technology, plus appropriate further learning to degree level;
- an NVQ4 or SVQ4 which has been approved for the purpose by a licensed professional engineering institution, plus appropriate further learning to degree level.
Find out if your qualification is accredited for IEng at www.engc.org.uk/courses
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.
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) to explore your knowledge and skills in more detail.
Use your IEng post-nominal letters to confirm your new status to employers, colleagues and customers.
Continuing professional development
As an Incorporated Engineer you’re required under the Engineering Council CPD Code for Registrants to maintain your competence, and you may be asked at any time to provide evidence of your CPD activities.
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.
IEng registration fee £43.80
This includes your first year’s subscription.
Annual IEng registration subscription £33.80
"One of the many benefits of my professional registration has been the recognition I've received from my colleagues and management... My IEng status has enabled me to become a mentor and in this role I encourage others to seek professional registration."