Chartered Engineer

Chartered Engineers share their experiences and explain the benefits of registration to their career.

Chartered Engineers develop solutions to engineering problems using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change and/or they may have technical accountability for complex systems with significant levels of risk.

Chartered Engineers are able to demonstrate:

  • The theoretical knowledge to solve problems in new technologies and develop new analytical techniques

  • Successful application of the knowledge to deliver innovative products and services and/or take technical responsibility for complex engineering systems

  • Accountability for project, finance and personnel management and managing trade-offs between technical and socio-economic factors

  • Skill sets necessary to develop other technical staff

  • Effective interpersonal skills in communicating technical matters.

Benefits of Chartered Engineer professional qualification

  • The status of being part of a technological elite
  • Recognition of your expertise and hard work
  • High self-esteem
  • Higher earnings potential
  • Improved career prospects
  • Greater influence within your organisation and industry
  • Access to life-long learning
  • International recognition of your qualifications
  • Letters after your name e.g. J. Smith CEng


The Chartered Engineer professional qualification is open to anyone who can demonstrate the required professional competences and commitment. These are set out in our professional standard, UK-SPEC, and are developed through education and working experience.

The process will be more straightforward if you have particular academic qualifications, which will also allow you to obtain interim registration.

For Chartered Engineer these are:

  • an accredited Bachelors degree with honours in engineering or technology, plus either an appropriate Masters degree accredited by a professional engineering institution, or appropriate further learning to Masters level
  • or an accredited integrated MEng degree

However, you can still become a Chartered Engineer if you do not have these academic qualifications.

Further information about the assessment process can be found in UK-SPEC.

The IHEEM team can provide further information and will advise and support you throughout the registration process.

How to apply for professional registration as an Chartered Engineer

Apply for Chartered Engineer registration through IHEEM

Download a copy of the Chartered Engineer Information Pack.

If you are not already a member of IHEEM, details of the additional benefits and how to apply may be found here.

Chartered Engineer eBook

Download a complimentary copy of the Chartered Engineer ebook, the definitive guide to advancing your career in engineering by becoming a Chartered Engineer.