Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
Subject: Re: Advantages of IEE
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Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 14:13:48 +0100
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"Steve Taylor" wrote in message
> 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
> >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
> CPE , or someone who claims to have studied engineering.
The issue here is what is the *demonstrated* correlation between certain
pieces of paper and competence. You won't convince me that someone with
a PhD in EE knows much about analogue design.
> 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 ?
Non of these compare to what a typically EE does. Probably, only a few %
of them are involved in products where failure is injury or life
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