A talk on the Path to become a Chartered Engineer will be made at the Galadari Hotel on Wednesday 10th August 2005, by the International Membership Advisor for the IEE, Professor J R Lucas, commencing at 1630 hrs. The talk will be followed by a discussion and will be very useful for the younger members aspiring to be Chartered Engineers.

The following topics will be included in the talk.

  1. Membership grades (MIEE, FIEE) are open to all who can demonstrate by their education and their experience that they are professionally engaged in one of the many fields within the scope of the IEE. While the membership is the main category, the Fellowship is the most senior category.
  2. Chartered Engineers are characterised by their ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems, using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change. On 1st December 2003 EC(UK) launched UK-SPEC the "UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence". A new standard for Professional Engineers and Engineering Technicians, it replaces SARTOR 3 (Standards and Routes to Registration).
  3. The benchmark educational requirements for CEng, IEng and EngTech
  4. Topping up with further learning and matching sections
  5. The competence and commitment states - Derived from these "Roles and Responsibilities" form the basis of the Professional Review.
  6. Development Action Plan? Your Development Action Plan is a key document which can be used to "steer" your future according to your needs or your employer's needs..
  7. Professional Development - One of the cornerstones of our working lives. IEE recognises the importance of supporting its members through their careers, and has produced comprehensive advice, guidance and support to help you plan, undertake and review your professional development
  8. Portfolio of Evidence - The first stage in preparing, is to decide on a competencies framework for your role. Create this using an existing framework for your industry or function or, if these do not exist, use a detailed job description as a base. Your Human Resources department should be able to help you with both of these routes.
  9. The interviewers make a holistic assessment of your professional competence and give you an opportunity to expand on the information in your application. They will also clarify any outstanding issues and give you the opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to the profession.
  10. Training and initial professional development - For employers who need to recruit, develop and retain technical teams and demonstrate international standards of competence, productivity and professionalism, an Accredited professional development scheme is essential.