Students who are completing their course of study and intend in due course to become registered as a professionally qualified engineer can find general information about becoming registered by clicking here. You are encouraged to contact your professional engineering institution for details of their particular requirements.
If you need to complete some 'further learning' and prefer to do this in the workplace, then the flexible work-based route developed by Engineering Council may be for you.
This route enables you to gain the necessary academic qualifications and develop the required competence for professional qualification whilst working. As well as undertaking learning to meet UK-SPEC requirements for either bachelor's or master's level, you will develop the required competences for professional registration.
Successful completion of the learning programme results in an academic award. Participants who demonstrate the required competences are also eligible to apply for professional review. Your learning and development of competences are based around your work activity and also tailored to your employer's needs.
Benefits to you in work include:
- A workplace route to achieving the required academic qualifications for professional qualification - IEng or CEng status
- Your learning and professional development are linked to your workplace activities
- No loss of earnings as you will 'learn whilst earning'
- Support and mentoring to guide you through the process.
Who is it for?
It is for you if you don't have the full exemplifying academic qualification, are in work, and are unable to commit to full-time study. For example, you may hold an accredited BEng degree and aspire to becoming a Chartered Engineer but prefer not to engage in studying full-time for a Masters degree.
If you hold a non-accredited degree or other academic qualifications, you are strongly recommended to contact directly the university or college where you would like to enrol as they will consider individual experience and academic qualifications.
Access for those based outside the UK click here.
The Engineering Gateways programmes lead to either a Bachelors or MSc Professional Engineering Degree, for those aiming to become an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Click here to read case studies of working engineers who are enrolled on these programmes.
What to do if you are interested
Progammes are being offered now by several universities and you should contact them directly.
Click here for the list of professional engineering institutions who are supporting this new route.
The Engineering Council is rolling-out the programmes to more academic institutions and Professional Engineering Institutions to widen the application and availability of the qualification. If you are interested in a professional body or university that is not listed contact the Project Manager Deborah Seddon - firstname.lastname@example.org