Technical Report Option
IGEM recognises that not everyone who wishes to become a
professionally registered engineer has an accredited Bachelors or
Masters degree, but many people during the course of their career
will have gained the experience and knowledge to achieve this.
The purpose of the Technical Report Option is to provide a
mechanism for applicants who lack the full benchmark academic base
to demonstrate that their professional engineering experience has
compensated for any shortfall.
Applicants are required to submit evidence in the form of a
technical report to show that they have acquired a thorough
understanding of engineering principles through the combination of
initial qualification and subsequent professional development to
underpin the UK-SPEC exemplifying route, Masters level (for
CEng) or Bachelor level (for IEng).
The length of the technical report required will be determined
by our Academic Panel and is dependent on your initial
If you have gained any further learning, e.g. through formal
programmes / examinations, incidental to other learning / training
programmes, by research, by self-study of appropriate text books or
by any other means, this should be mentioned in the application
document with evidence to assist the Academic Panel in its
HOW TO APPLY
You should first submit the following documents:
- A completed Corporate
- A copy of your qualification transcripts if available
- A comprehensive CV up to a maximum of 4 pages. This must
include details of your current role and level of
- A 500 word Synopsis about the proposed subject area of the
technical report which should indicate how you propose to
demonstrate satisfaction of the requirements using the Synopsis Template
- A Contents List
- £200 technical report application fee
IGEM's Academic Panel will make an initial assessment of
the extent of the perceived academic shortfall and the nature of
your professional experience.
You will then be advised whether IGEM will accept a technical
report or not in lieu of exemplifying qualifications. In either
situation, you will be advised of alternative routes to satisfy the
academic requirements such as university modules, a relevant
postgraduate qualification or an assessed work-based learning
programme. Guidance may also be offered about the key elements
which the submission should include.
You must secure approval of your proposed subject area
and obtain feedback from the Academic Panel, before commencing your
final technical report.
Download the Technical
Report Option Guidance for more
detailed information on the
requirements, structure and assessment process. If you
would like to make further enquiries then please
contact Membership Services.