The Institution of Engineering and Technology was formed by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and the Institution of Incorporated Engineers (IIE) on 31 March 2006 and now has more than 150,000 members worldwide. Its history traces back to 1871 when the Institution was founded as The Society of Telegraph Engineers. It is the largest professional engineering society in Europe and the second largest of its kind in the world. It aims to serve a global community engaged in engineering and technology, providing a knowledge network accessible whenever or wherever you maybe.
The Institution has 40 technical interest groups from Communications Engineering, Computing and
Control, Electronic Systems & Software, Information Professional, Management, Manufacturing, Power and
Transport. There is a worldwide participation of more than 90 Local Knowledge Networks, each covering a wide range of technical interests, in 37 countries around the world. They provide a local focus for engineering and technology, including organised events, technical lectures and company visits. It has offices in London, Beijing, Hong Kong and Bangalore.
What we do
Represents the profession of electrical, electronic, manufacturing and systems engineering and related
sciences. Acts as the voice of the profession in matters of public concern and assists the Government in public awareness related to technological issues. Sets the standards and assess qualifications for professional electrical, electronics, software, systems and manufacturing engineers and technicians. Accredit degree courses in subjects relevant to electrical, electronic, manufacturing and information engineering for universities and colleges around the world.
- Accredits professional development schemes for engineering graduates;
- Awards scholarships, grants and prizes;
- Issue regulations for the safe installation of electrical and electronic equipment and takes a leading part in the formulation of national and international standards;
- Provides an extensive range of lectures, meetings, conferences, seminars, residential vacation schools and publications;
- Sets the standards for professional conduct of its members;
- Assists the Government in public awareness on technological issues;
- Offers guidance on best practice in professional development;
- Operates a Career Advisory Service to give advice and assistance to members on various aspects of career development;
- Operates a Learning Resource Services in providing the details of potential professional development activities provided by both The Institution of Engineering and Technology and other organizations;
- Operates a computer-assisted information service, Inspec, which has the world’s largest computerized database in the English language in physics, electrotechnology, computer science and control engineering; and
- Provides business and technical information on electrical, electronic, IT and manufacturing subjects.