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The term Chartered Engineer is a UK professional qualification in engineering. (In Britain anyone can call themselves an engineer; however titles such as Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer and Engineering Technician are protected by civil law.)
According to the Engineering Council UK (ECUK), 'Chartered Engineers (CEng) are characterised by their ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems, using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change. They might develop and apply new technologies, promote advanced designs and design methods, introduce new and more efficient production techniques, marketing and construction concepts, pioneer new engineering services and management methods. Chartered Engineers are variously engaged in technical and commercial leadership and possess interpersonal skills.'
In order to qualify as a Chartered Engineer, it is necessary to demonstrate that one is professionally competent through education, training and professional practice. Typically, candidates must have a MEng degree or the equivalent. Until a few years ago, candidates were required to undertake two years' of post-graduation training followed by two-years of responsible experience; recently, the emphasis has shifted towards learning outcomes and candidates are required to demonstrate specific competences rather than simply 'doing time'. The final stage of assessment is a Professional Review interview conducted by two chartered engineers. Assessment will typically be carried out by the professional engineering institution that accredited the candidate's first degree, though this need not always be the case.
The title Chartered Engineer is legally protected in the UK, and Chartered Engineers have the exclusive entitlement to use the designation CEng after their names. Those with 'legacy' titles from individual professional engineering institutions may continue to use them: an example of this is the Chartered Electrical Engineer title awarded by the Institution of Electrical Engineers prior to 2002; however, such persons may only use the CEng designation if they hold ECUK registration.
Most professional engineering institutions have codes of conduct. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) code, for example, contains the wording:
“Members shall exercise due care and consideration for the effects of their work on the health and safety of individuals and society.”
Members found to be guilty of improper conduct can have their membership permanently or temporarily removed. Note that membership of a professional institution is not generally a requirement to work as an engineer in the UK.
Other professional titles include
Below is a list of some of the UK engineering institutions who can confer chartered status upon their members.
The Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI) was established by Sir Thomas Holland and others in Madras (which is now called Chennai) in 1920. In 1935, it obtained the Royal Charter from King George V to promote and advance the art, science and practice of engineering and technology in India.
The first President of the Institution was Sir Thomas R J Ward (President 1920). Sir Thomas Guthrie Russell (President 1933-34) played a key role in the successful petition for a Royal Charter. The current President is Prof S C Naik.
The Institution has been prominent amongst the founder members of the Commonwealth Engineers' Council (CEC) and the Federation of Engineering Institutions of South and Central Asia (FEISCA). The Institution has a provisional membership of the Engineers Mobility Forum since 2003.
Today, the Institution is head-quartered in Kolkata, with 94 state and local centres. With half a million members (of which about 84,500 are corporate members), it is one of the largest professional bodies in the English-speaking world. Life corporate members of the Institution are accredited with the Chartered Engineer title.
The Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers (AMIE) is a professional certification given by Institution of Engineers(India). The qualification can be earned by passing an examination and gaining professional experience in engineering.
If an applicant passes both sections of the examination, he or she becomes an Graduate of the Institution of Engineers (GradIE). The Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development considers this qualification equivalent to a degree in engineering. After five years, the applicant will become an Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers (AMIE) if he or she has gained experience working in the field. The AMIE certification is considered equivalent to a BE or BTech in the workforce and in application to higher studies.
The Institution of Engineers (India) was established in 1920 in Kolkata, West Bengal and is acclaimed to have pioneered non-formal education in Engineering. IE (I) conducts an examination for Associate Membership. This examination is considered to be on par with B.E. / B.Tech. when contemplated as an eligibility qualification to write competitive examinations like the Civil Services, Indian Engineering Services, GATE, etc., and for placement in government, the public and private sectors.
There are 2 sections, namely Section A and Section B, in this examination. Section A is common for all candidates aspiring to acquire an AMIE (India). Under Section B, a particular discipline of engineering has to be chosen from among the streams offered.
Candidates who have passed in English and secured an aggregate of at least 45% in the qualifying examination as well as an aggregate of 45% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are eligible to apply.
A list of qualifying examinations is given below:
Eligibility Conditions for various classes of membership (Technician / Senior Technician Members)
I Technician Members:
Candidates can directly become Technician Members if they have a minimum qualification of a pass in the Standard XII Examination (45% minimum aggregate).
II Senior Technician Members:
For selection as a Senior Technician Member or for transfer from being a Technician Member to a Senior Technician Member, candidates must satisfy the following conditions:
Technician Members who have been on the roll of the Institution of Engineers for a year are eligible to appear in the non-diploma stream examination based on their date of election to membership. Senior Technician Members can appear in the diploma stream. The exact dates and other details regarding the examinations like the last date of submission of examination forms, etc., are announced by the Institution of Engineers in the 'Technicians' Journal.'
The examinations are held twice every year, called Summer and Winter examinations, normally in May / June and November / December respectively.
Subjects in Section A examination are:
Section A examination is common for all those who aspire to become engineers by acquiring an AMIE (I). Basic Sciences, Engineering Sciences and Communication are covered to prepare the candidate, after project work, to move on to Section B by choosing a particular discipline from among the streams offered.
After Section A, the student has to complete a project work over a period of one year and only on the basis of satisfactory professional competence report, he / she will be admitted to appear for the Section B examination.
This consists of 9 papers of which 6 are compulsory and 3 optional. Currently, only the following branches of engineering are covered:
Each paper is 3 hours long (unless specifically mentioned otherwise in the list of subjects). The maximum number of papers a candidate can appear at a time is: Section A (Diploma Stream) : 4 papers Section A (Non-Diploma Stream) : 5 papers Section B : 4 papers
The examinations - Section A and B - are conducted in:
Abu Dhabi Allahabad Ahmedabad Bahrain Bangalore Bhubaneswar Chandigarh Chennai Coimbatore Delhi Durgapur Guwahati Hyderabad Jabalpur Jaipur Jamshedpur Kathmandu Kochi Kolkata Lucknow Nagpur Patna Pune Roorkee Rourkela Bhopal Doha Jamalpur Mumbai Trichy Thiruvananthapuram Tirupathi Vishakapatnam
In addition, Section A (Both Diploma and Non-Diploma) examinations are held in: Aligarh Jammu Jodhpur Kanpur Ludhiana Vijayawada Mysore Raippur Ranchi Shimla Vadodara
Section B Diploma Stream examination only is held in: Agartala Cuddapah Dharwed Indore Kharagpur Srinagar Karnal Nasik Neyveli Madurai Portblair
Institution of Engineers(India)
AMIE India - Institution of Engineers
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List of organisations with a British royal charter is an incomplete list of organisations based both in the United Kingdom and throughout the world, in chronological order, that have received a royal charter from an English, Scottish, or British monarch.
See also List organisations in the United Kingdom with a royal charter, which is an alphabetical list of organisations based in the UK.
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