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Title: Professional Engineering Registration


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Professional Engineering Registration
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David BarrettRegional Manager North West,
Northern Ireland ROId_barrett_at_imeche.org.uk
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  • Who are we?
  • What is Professional Registration?
  • The importance of Professional Registration
  • Types of membership
  • Benefits of membership
  • Outline requirements for Registration

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Engineering Council UK (ECUK)
  • Set maintain realistic internationally
    recognised standards of professional
    competence/ethics for engineers, technologists
    technicians.
  • Licence competent institutions to provide and
    uphold those standards

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ECUK
  • 36 individual institutions under ECUK
  • Licenced to assess candidates on register of
    professional engineers technicians
  • Licenced to accredit academic programmes
    professional development schemes.

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IM
  • founded in 1847 by George Stephenson
  • Approx 75,000members in 120 countries
  • located in Birdcage Walk in Central London
  • a learned society
  • a guardian of standards
  • a voice for the profession

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  • Our vision
  • Improving the world through engineering
  • Our Purpose
  • To lead and promote professional engineering

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Professional Institution for todays engineers
  • Dedicated to maximising the potential of
    mechanical engineers
  • Increasing public and political awareness of the
    profession.
  • Developing initiatives in partnership with
    industry and academia.

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Maximising the potential of mechanical engineers
  • Professional registration
  • CEng, IEng, (EngTech)
  • Professional advice and support
  • MPDS
  • Accreditation
  • Company Based Registration (CBR)
  • International recognition and benchmarking

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Increasing public and political awareness.
  • Manufacturing Excellence (MX) Awards
  • Aerospace Challenge
  • Formula Student
  • Over 750 events each year
  • Inputting and responding to government policy

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Developing initiatives in partnership with
industry and academia.
  • Reciprocal agreements worldwide to share
    specialist knowledge and best practice
  • Track record of innovation
  • Rolls Royce CBR scheme
  • University UBR scheme
  • BAE Systems EDY mapping competencies

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What is Professional Registration?
  • The formal recognition of professional engineers
    determined by them having been peer assessed to
    be competent throughout their working life by
    virtue of education, training and experience

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3 Types of Professional Registrations
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Incorporated Engineer (IEng)
  • Engineering Technician (Eng Tech)

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Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Develops appropriate solutions to engineering
    problems, using new existing technologies.
  • May design and apply new technologies.
  • May promote advanced design design methods
  • May pioneer new engineering services management
    methods.

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Incorporated Engineer (IEng)
  • Characterised by ability to act as exponents of
    todays technology through creativity
    innovation.
  • Maintain manage applications of current and
    developing technologies.
  • Variously engaged in technical commercial
    management.

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Engineering Technician (Eng.Tech.)
  • Applying proven techniques/procedures to
    solutions of practical engineering problems.
  • Competent in exercising creative aptitudes/skills
    within defined fields of technology
  • Contributes to the design/development/manufacture/
  • commissioning/operation maintenance of
    products, processes systems

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Membership Professional Registration
  • What does it provide?...........

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Membership provides
  • International recognition of professional
    competence
  • I know that I am professional. The letters after
    my name make sure that others know too.
  • Involvement in the development of profession
  • Enhanced employment opportunities
  • A medium for lifelong Professional Development

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Membership provides
  • Dedicated industry magazines e.g Professional
    Engineer (IMechE fortnightly member publication.)
  • Other specialist publications.
  • Access to events, publications, information
    library services and business centre
  • A network of technical social contacts
  • Dedicated web sites

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Professional Registration Benefits
  • And for a company/organisation?.....

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Benefits for a company
  • Increased credibility with customers and
    suppliers
  • A recognised benchmark of engineering community
    quality standard.
  • A culture within internal engineering community
    of creativity, innovation and continuous
    improvement.
  • The potential of enhanced business opportunities
    and increased competitiveness through the
    technical and social network of its
    professionally registered engineering community.
  • Helps attract better quality candidates.

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Routes to Professional Registration
Fellow
C Eng/IEng FIMechE
Member
C Eng/IEng MIMechE
Associate
AMIMechE
Affiliate
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To become Professionally Registered....
  • Have the required Academic qualifications
  • Have developed competence through having
    completed a period of appropriate Initial
    Professional Development
  • Can demonstrate required competence as a
    Professional Engineer through a Professional
    Review Report
  • Attending a Professional Review Interview (not
    required for Eng.Tech.)

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Professional Registration
Academic Requirements
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Academic Benchmarks
CEng
Professional Development
MEng
BEng (Hons) Further Learning
Professional Development
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Academic Benchmarks
Professional Development
IEng
BEng (Hons)
HNC/HND/FD Further Learning
Professional Development
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Professional Registration
Initial Professional Development
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Initial Professional Development
  • A good grounding in basic engineering principles
    that builds on academic knowledge
  • Likely to be achieved in a position of
    professional responsibility
  • Development should be such that an individual is
    capable of demonstrating competence as an
    engineer
  • Normally would be a minimum of 4 years - CEng 3
    years - IEng

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UKSpec Competencies
  • Standards set/defined by Engineering Council on
    behalf of the UK engineering profession.
  • Establish proven knowledge, understanding
    competence
  • Registrants being competent throughout their
    working life by virtue of education, training
    experience.

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Competencebased assessment
Chartered Engineer
Incorporated Engineer
  • Use a combination of general specialist
    engineering knowledge and understanding to
    optimise the application of existing and emerging
    technology
  • Use a combination of general specialist
    engineering knowledge and understanding to apply
    existing and emerging technology

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Competence based assessment
Chartered Engineer
Incorporated Engineer
  • Apply the appropriate theoretical practical
    methods to the analysis and solution of
    engineering problems
  • Apply appropriate theoretical practical methods
    to design, develop, manufacture, construct,
    commission, operate and maintain products,
    equipment, processes, systems services

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Competence based assessment
Chartered Engineer
Incorporated Engineer
  • Provide technical and commercial leadership
  • Demonstrate effective communication
    interpersonal skills
  • Make a personal commitment to live by the
    appropriate code of professional conduct,
    recognising obligations to society, the
    profession the environment
  • Provide technical and commercial management
  • Demonstrate effective communication
    interpersonal skills
  • Make a personal commitment to live by the
    appropriate code of professional conduct,
    recognising obligations to society, the
    profession the environment

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How are those those UKSpec skills competencies
demonstrated?
  • The Professional Review Report

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The Professional Review Report
  • What is it?
  • A 2000-2500 word report (double spaced and typed)
  • An opportunity to prove yourself as a Chartered
    or an Incorporated Engineer
  • A confidential document
  • Written in the first person singular
  • Signed by a sponsor CEng/IEng
  • Assessed by the interviewers before your
    interview (not required for Eng Tech.)

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Competence based assessment
  • IMechE breaks each competence down into four
    levels
  • In order to become Chartered or Incorporated you
    will need to achieve a minimum of
  • Level 2 in 2 competences
  • Level 3 in 3 competences

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Competence based assessment
  • Level 2 states
  • Performs the activity in a range of contexts
    supervision only required in more complex
    circumstances some individual responsibility or
    autonomy
  • Level 3 states
  • Performs the activity in some complex and
    non-routine contexts significant responsibility
    and autonomy can oversee the work of others

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The interview mandatory (for CEng IEng) and
based upon..
  • application form
  • the Professional Review Report
  • Development Action Plan

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Professional Registration
  • Interview Format
  • with an interview panel
  • discussion based on professional review report
  • will be assessed against competence statements
  • interviews take place throughout the country

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Professional Registration
  • Interview panel will be judging
  • level of responsibility professional judgement
  • length of time as professional engineer
  • approach to problem solving
  • awareness of role of engineer in society
  • presentation skills
  • commitment to CPD

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And the future?........
  • To set the agenda
  • To continue to develop professional engineers
  • To inspire the next generation

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  • Thank you
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