New engineering body to represent 40,000

New engineering body to represent 40,000
Melanie Reynolds Three engineering institutes have been merged to form the 40,000-member Institute of Incorporated Engineers (IIE). The three, the Institution of Electronics and Electrical Incorporated Engineers (IEEIE), the Institution of Mechanical Incorporated Engineers (IMechIE) and the Institute of Engineers and Technicians, have pooled their resources with the aim of producing engineers more suited to industry’s needs. The IIE believes industry requires engineers with a broader knowledge, rather than the more specialised chartered engineers catered for by the IEE. “We want our members to be recognised by employers as representing the gold standard of our profession,” said Anthony Denton, president of the IIE. The IIE plans to lobby universities to provide suitable degrees, give training relevant to employers and strengthen the regional and overseas networks to aid personal and career development.


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