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:
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.
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/.