Interim registration is a wise step to start your journey towards attaining full professional registration. It will give you an advantage over other graduates who have recently graduated when applying for jobs.
This registration is open to all passionate engineers and technicians in the initial professional development phase of a career in engineering. It shows your drive, passion, and commitment to your career and the profession and to improving the professional competency necessary for full registration.
This registration makes it clear that you have completed learning providing the underpinning knowledge and understanding for your selected professional title.
Eligibility criteria for Interim registration:
For Interim registration, you need to:
Join a professional engineering institution that must be licensed or professional Affiliate having a registration agreement related to your engineering discipline and that offers interim registration.
Take up an assessment by that professional engineering institution to make sure that you have attained the underpinning knowledge and understanding that are required for your selected professional title.
After a positive assessment, your institution will make an interim registration application to the Engineering Council, which will provide you with an Interim registration certificate for the related professional title.
Learning includes formal qualifications with accreditation or approval from the Engineering Council or with recognition under one of the international engineering education Accords, as well as individually assessed learning.
If having a formal qualification in engineering, you can check if it has approval or accreditation from the Engineering Council by checking one of the Engineering Council’s databases of engineering degrees or technicians apprenticeships or qualifications. You should hire a UK-SPEC expert to know more about this.
Keep in mind that not every institution provides interim registration. If you have an interest in being an interim registrant, you need to contact your institution to know whether it offers this option or not.
The next step for full registration:
After proving that you have the required underpinning knowledge and understanding, you should aim for full professional registration. This registration will involve the development of your knowledge, competence,y, and understanding of engineering principles by means of work experience.
If you want to attain registration as a Chartered Engineer, then see the following requirements that you need to fulfill:
Eligibility criteria to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng):
The title of CEng is given to those who are capable of demonstrating the necessary professional competency and commitment, as given in the professional standard UK-SPEC. You can develop these skills by means of educational and practical work experience.
The application process for CEng registration is more straightforward for those who exemplify academic qualifications. For the status of CEng, this is one of the following:
A bachelor’s degree, with Honours, in technology or engineering, recognized for CEng, with an appropriate and recognized Master’s degree or Engineering Doctorate (EngD), or appropriate further learning to master’s level.
A recognized integrated MEng degree
Keep in mind:
If you attained academic qualifications which, at the time you gained them, were accredited as the exemplifying qualifications for CEng, these are still considered to be so.
If having the exemplifying qualifications, then you will be automatically eligible for interim registration.
You can still have registration as a Chartered Engineer without these academic qualifications. You should hire an Interim CEng expert to know more about this. The expert will also tell you about the individual, work-based, assessment process, as they must have a clear idea of the UK-SPEC. Besides that, you can also contact your professional engineering institution to know more about it.