Institution of Engineering and Technology

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is a British professional body for those working in engineering and technology in the United Kingdom and worldwide. It was formed from two separate institutions: the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), dating back to 1871, and the Institution of Incorporated Engineers (IIE) dating back to 1884. Worldwide membership is in excess of 153,000. As of October 2010, the president was Dr Nigel Burton and the chief executive and secretary was Nigel Fine. The Institution's main offices are in Savoy Place, London, and Michael Faraday House, Stevenage. It also has premises in Birmingham, Glasgow, Edison, Beijing, Hong Kong and Bangalore.

The IET is the second largest engineering institution in the world (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) of the USA is the largest). The IET has the authority to establish professional registration of engineers through the Engineering Council. The IEEE does not have the authority to replicate the registration process in its complementary environment.

The IET is registered as a charity in England & Wales and in Scotland.


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