Working Engineers

Engineering Gateways enables you to gain the necessary academic qualifications and develop the required competence for professional registration without needing to leave employment.

As well as undertaking learning to meet UK-SPEC requirements for either Bachelors or Masters level, you should develop all or many the competences required 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 working engineers 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 qualifications for registration, are in work, and are unable to commit to full-time study.

The Engineering Gateways programmes lead to either a Bachelors or MSc Professional Engineering Degree, for those aiming to become an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

For information about access for those based outside the UK click here.

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 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 engineering institution or university that is not listed please contact