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Last edited 09 Dec 2020
Institution of Engineering and Technology
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) was formed in March 2006 by the merger of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and the Institution of Incorporated Engineers (IIE). It now has more than 163,000 members in 127 countries.
Its activities include:
- Providing expert advice to the UK’s Parliament, government and other agencies on engineering-related policy issues.
- Producing fact files and briefings available to the public.
- Appearing in mainstream and specialist media to explain the impacts of engineering and technology on society.
Its key sectors include:
Within the built environment sector, IET '...champion the physical environments that people need to work, rest and play - offices, homes, services and open spaces. We focus on opportunities for engineering and technology. Bringing together experts from a range of professional disciplines across industry, academia and government, we deliver programmes of activity, inspired by issues of the day and innovation ....'
IET is governed by a Board of Trustees who also set its strategy. Its Council is a consultative and advisory body representing the views of the membership and offering advice to the Board of Trustees. The day-to-day activities of the IET are managed by and executive team.
The IET has five categories of membership:
- Student - including apprentices.
- Associate - for individuals working in a related field or with a passion for engineering and technology.
- Member (TMIET or MIET) - for individuals who have developed a standard of knowledge and understanding and are engaged in an activity relevant to the interests of the IET.
- Fellow (FIET) - for individuals who have demonstrated significant individual responsibility and sustained achievement in their profession.
- Honorary Fellow (HonFIET) - for highly acclaimed individuals who have demonstrated exemplary contributions to the IET or their engineering discipline and have been elected by IET Board of Trustees.
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