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Checking your qualifications

If you are already studying a degree and you are looking to further your career in structural engineering in the future, you will need to meet one of these academic requirements to proceed to Chartered, Associate-Membership or Technician;

Accredited degree

A degree in civil or structural engineering from a university course accredited by the Institution through the Joint Board of Moderators or an Institution-approved equivalent qualification. Visit the Joint Board of Moderators website for a list of accredited courses.

Recognised degree

If you have an academic degree that has not been accredited by the Institution via the Joint Board of Moderators, you may still qualify to apply to become a Chartered or Associate-Member if the degree is recognised by one of these three international mutual recognition agreements:

Details of all international mutual recognition agreements are provided by the Engineering Council. You will need to determine whether your course is accredited under UK-SPEC or whether your academic qualifications fall under previous Engineering Council regulations e.g. Standards and Routes to Registration (SARTOR). This will be based on when you started your course.

If you have an academic qualification from a course that is not accredited by the Institution or noted under a mutual recognition agreement, you can still qualify to become a member by applying for an academic assessment.


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