What is the difference between Chartered and Incorporated Engineers?
Chartered and Incorporated Engineer are two of the classes of professional registration that people working in engineering can register as along with Engineering Technicians. Chartered Engineers
have a broad appreciation of engineering as a whole.
They undertake and lead work that is essentially intellectual in nature.
Their work involves applying fundamental engineering principles to the development and construction of innovative engineering designs. They may be involved with the management and direction of important mechanical engineering projects, and they can supervise the work of other engineers.
The work of Incorporated Engineers
tends to be more practical in nature, but still requires an understanding of fundamental engineering principles.
They perform the technical duties on a project, and they can have a substantial amount of responsibility and authority.
More information can be found on the Engineering Council's
website. -Ian Grant, Chartered Engineer