Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 10:53:23 +0100
From: Steve Taylor
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Subject: Re: Advantages of IEE
Kevin Aylward wrote:
>"MNQ" wrote in message
>>By being a member of the IEE you can qualify for Chartered engineer
>>Do companies actually look for CEng. people? Is it worth having?
>>from journals and lectures, does it offer anything else?
>It just another silly little club, much like mensa, for people to think
>they are more important than someone else.
In the near future, it is likely that European standards of competence
will be applied to the designation engineer, that totally devalued UK
title, and C.Eng. will become the indicator that you are really
qualified and can be trusted to sign off systems that may be safety or
mission critical. Who would you use ? Someone accredited, with mandatory
CPE , or someone who claims to have studied engineering.
Its funny, in the UK, you can be a "self-taught" engineer, but not a
"self-taught" doctor. Lets here it for "self-taught" structural
engineers "self-taught" nuclear engineers, "self-taught" civil
engineers, "self-taught" brain surgeon. No ?
Did anyone else see the mess in Texas, where the State of Texas took
people on who claimed to be Microsoft -Certified Engineers. P.E. status
is awarded by the State I believe, and is the mark of professional
What do we have in the UK ?
Ravenfield Designs Ltd.