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IET accreditation for old framework and postgraduate qualifications

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The BEng (Hons) (B65), MSc in Engineering (F46) and Meng (M03) have been accredited by the IET. Students should be aware that the IET has confirmed that the MEng (M03) is accredited only for those with an OU BEng (Hons) (B65) and the MSc in Engineering (F46) is accredited for those without the MEng (F46). Details of the restrictions imposed and the specified pathway are outlined in the document below:

IET accredited pathway

The BEng (Hons) (B65) is CEng accredited and fulfils the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer when presented with an accredited MSc. In addition, the programme meets the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.  Holders of the BEng (Hons) (B65) will also need to complete, in the words of the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC), 'further learning to masters level' for CEng.

The MEng and the MSc in Engineering are both CEng accredited and fulfil the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. All candidates for CEng registration are still required to provide evidence of professional development in addition to achieving the educational standard.

Accreditation periods:

  • BEng (Hons) (B65) was accredited to cover the graduation years between 2011 and 2015.   As IET now define by the year of entry of the students, it covers the intake years between 2010 and 2014.
  • MEng (M03) is accredited for all students starting between 2010 and 2015 for full CEng.
  • MSc in Engineering (F46) was accredited to cover the graduation years between 2011 and 2015.   As IET now define by the year of entry of the students, it covers the intake years between 2012 and 2019.

So, if you are an OU engineering graduate aiming to become registered as Incorporated or Chartered Engineer and have received your qualification in the relevant period above, you can apply for registration through the IET (bear in mind that you also have to apply for IET membership). After checking that you have an OU engineering degree (your evidence will be the OU's Diploma Supplement), they will review your professional development record against UK-SPEC.

Even if you fall outside of the above time limits you can still use the individual case procedure route for applying for professional status with the institutions.

The following link will take you to the accredited course search page (ACAD) on the Engineering Council’s web page: http://www.engc.org.uk/education-skills/course-search/acad/.

In January 2017, the IET invited Open University students to join a professional registration webinar. A copy of the presentation slides can be found here. The IET also confirmed that any OU student on a full-time or part-time undergraduate course/full-time postgraduate course can apply for IET student membership. Further information can be found on the IET website.

For information on our accreditation for old qualifications, click here.
For information on our accreditation for new qualifications, click here.