Institution of Engineering and Technology (professional society)

Chris Earnshaw (Current President ) Nigel Fine (Chief Executive and Secretary )

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET ) is a British professional organization for working in engineering and technology people in the UK. It originated from two separate institutions: the Institution of Electrical Engineers ( IEE), founded in 1871, and the Institution of Incorporated Engineers ( IIE) in 1884 The IET has more than 153,000 members.. In October 2009, the President, Professor Christopher Snowden and the Chief Executive and Secretary Nigel Fine. The main office of the institution located in Savoy Place, London, and the Michael Faraday House, Stevenage. In addition, the IET has offices in Birmingham, Glasgow, Edison (New Jersey), Beijing, Hong Kong and Bangalore.

After the American IEEE, the IET is the second largest engineering representation of the world. The IET has the power to create professional registration of engineers by the Engineering Council UK. The IEEE hand, has no authority to do so.

The IET is registered as a charity in England, Wales and Scotland.


2004 began talks between the IEE and the IIE establishing the new institution. In September 2005, the two institutions voted on a merger and the members favored the re-establishment ( 73.5 % IEE, 95.7 % IIE). So an official request was made after an additional certificate to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom, which enables the creation of a new institution. This was adopted by the Privy Council on 14 December 2005 and the new institution was officially founded on 31 March 2006.

The new statutes were approved by the Extraordinary General Assembly on September 2005; approximately 250 IEE members signed a request for a review by a working group. On 22 March 2006, therefore, a further extraordinary general meeting convened by the IEE, which confirmed the creation of a working group that filed a report in December 2006. The working group recommended additions to the Articles of Association, which were adopted by the Extraordinary General Meeting on 17 May 2007, ratified by e Privy Council in November 2007.

History of the IEE

The Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE ) was founded in 1871, Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1921, and had in the meantime to the 120,000 members. The IEE represented the engineering professions, took a role in the teaching and accreditation of courses with degrees, and, by their organization awards, scholarships, loans and rates available. She was very well known for their publication " IEE Wiring Regulations ". A job that will be written by the IET and sold by the British Standards institution.

History of IIE

Modern Institution of Incorporated Engineers ( IIE) has its roots in the Vulcanic Society, which was founded in 1884, 1902 for the Junior Institution of Engineers and 1970 Institution of General Technician Engineers was. She changed her name in 1976 Institution of Mechanical and General Technician Engineers and merged with the Institution of Engineers in Mechanical Engineering Technician, around 1988, the Institution of Mechanical Incorporated Engineers. The Institution of Engineers in Charge, founded in 1895, merged with the Institution of Mechanical Incorporated Engineers ( IMechIE ) 1990.

The Institution of Electrical and Electronic Technician Engineers, the Society of Electronic and Radio Technicians and the Institute of Practitioners in Radio and Electronics united in 1990 to form the newly founded institution of Electronics and Electrical Incorporated Engineers ( IEEIE ).

The modern IIE was formed in April 1998 from the Institution of Electronic and Electrical Incorporated Engineers ( IEEIE ), the Institution of Mechanical Incorporated Engineers ( IMechIE ), and the Institute of Engineers and Technicians (IET ). 1999, there was a further merger with the Institution of Incorporated Executive Engineers ( IIExE ). The IIE had about 40,000 members worldwide.

Purpose and function

The IET represents the engineering professions in terms of public interests and support governments to raise awareness of technological issues. She also advises on all areas of engineering, at regular intervals, the British Parliament and other authorities.

The IET also provides the it has registered and qualified engineers ( CEng, Chartered Engineers) and so-called Incorporated Engineers ( IEng, by diploma qualified) the specific professional designations in the name and for the Engineering Council UK from. IEng is roughly equivalent to the North American Professional Engineer, CEng is to be set at a higher level. Both terms have a much larger geographically based recognition.

This is possible through a number of networks for engineers, founded by the IET and divide by involving its job-related networks, a global engineering groups, the common technical and professional interests. About the IET website, these networks current and sector-specific news available to hoard a library of technical articles and give members the opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas with peer groups on specific discussion forums. A special focus is on areas such as education, IT, energy and environmental protection.

The IET plays a role in the formation and seeks to support those careers to advise and guide to ensure the future of engineering its members in all aspects.

As an example, the IET Diploma courses accredited worldwide for electrical, electronic, manufacturing and information engineering. In addition, it provides funding for professional development programs for engineering degrees proof, includes awards, scholarships, loans and prices.

For the public, the IET website provides facts and information overviews of topics such as solar energy, nuclear energy, fuel cells, small power plants and the potential impact uf the health of mobile phone radiation and power lines.

The IET operates the bibliographic information service, Inspec, which represents a large indexed database of scientific and technical literature, and published books and articles such as Electronics Letters, magazines such as Engineering & Technology and conference operations. Over 80,000 technical articles are available via the IET Digital Library.

Categories of membership

The IET recognizes various categories of members, some sin of which:

The IET outside of the United Kingdom


The IET Australia is the Australian branch of the IET ( Institution of Engineering and Technology). The Australian branch of the IET has a representation in all cities and territories of Australia. It contains the State branch offices and their affiliated Young Member Sections and University sections.

The Younger Members Section is divided into categories based on each state eg IET YMS New South Wales (IET YMS NSW). There are still a Young Members Board ( YMB ), which coordinates all the sub - sections.

Hong Kong

The IET HK is the branch in Hong Kong IET ( Institution of Engineering and Technology, Hong Kong). The Hong Kong branch of the IET has offices in the Asian region and also forms a critical link to China. It contains six sections, for example, Electronics & Communications Section ( ECS); Informatics and Control Technologies Section ( ICTS ); Management Section (MS); Power and Energy Section ( PES); Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering ( MIES ); Railway Section ( RS ) and the Younger Members Section.

IET HK has over 5,000 members, the activities are coordinated locally. It is one of the professional organizations for Chartered Engineers in Hong Kong. Link IET HK