Engineering Institutions

Registration as a professionally qualified engineer requires membership of a UK professional engineering institution that is licensed to assess candidates for registration.

When deciding to enroll on one of these Engineering Council supported programmes, participants need to decide which of the professional engineering institutions they wish to join. Some participants may be student, associate or graduate members already.

It is a condition of the programme that all participants join a professional engineering institution at the appropriate grade of membership.

The HEI provides the participant with documentation to send to their chosen professional engineering institution confirming that they are embarking on an individually designed programme supported by the Engineering Council.

The bespoke nature of the learning means that it is not always possible for Engineering Gateways degrees to be accredited, so they may not be included on the Academic Courses Accreditation Database (ACAD). They are recognised by participating professional engineering institutions and the Engineering Council as a planned pathway towards registration.

The institutions involved are listed here and more are likely to join.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)

Enerygy Institute (EI)

**Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)

*Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)

*Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Institution of Measurement and Control (InstMC)

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)

Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)

Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)

Institute of Water

*Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)

Society of Operations Engineers (SOE)

*Initial partner professional engineering institutions, involved in the development phase.

**ICE would normally expect to see that candidates using this process are registered on a formal ICE approved training scheme so that they have access to an approved Supervising Civil Engineer and regular support from the local Membership Development Officer.

A full list of all the professional engineering institutions licensed by the Engineering Council can be found here.

Registration Protocol