The Engineering Technician (EngTech) qualification proves your skills in development, production, and maintenance of all kinds of equipment, vehicles, product, plant, and process machinery. EngTechs also take on supervisory and management roles, and contribute to design improvement. SOE is committed to ensuring all members gain access to the qualification that is right for them. You will need to demonstrate, through application, that you meet the standard required. There are two ways to do this:
Qualification based - if you have a Level 3 and above or equivalent (either college based or apprenticeship), you can apply directly for Engineering Technician.
Workplace assessment - for those without formal qualifications but who are qualified by experience, we can arrange for an assessor to evaluate you.
Incorporated Engineers (IEng) manage and maintain applications of current and developing technology, and are involved with design, development, manufacture, construction, and inspection. Those with IEng perform vital roles, and have influence within industry. IEng is generally assessed through qualifications which demonstrate your underpinning knowledge and understanding of the Engineering Council requirements for the qualification, but there are also alternative routes.
Qualification route: An accredited degree in engineering or technology, alternatively HNC/D plus appropriate further learning (or equivalent), or
Technical Report Option (TRO): Gain IEng by producing an in-depth technical report of a project or theory, which demonstrates your ability to work at IEng level
Regardless of route, all IEng candidates must undertake a Professional Review Interview (PRI). It is conducted with two SOE approved IEng or higher qualified assessors, who will talk to you about your skills, experience and assess you against the competencies for the qualifications.
Chartered Engineer (CEng) marks you as an individual who works to develop solutions to complex engineering problems using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and embracing new ideas.
CEng is the highest level of Engineering Council qualification. SOE helps all members who qualify to attain it, through one of two routes:
Qualification route: an appropriate Bachelor’s degree, plus Masters with appropriate accreditation, or a CEng accredited degree with appropriate further learning, or
Technical Report Option (TRO) you will need to identify and write an in-depth report which proves you are working at CEng level. You will also need to be assigned to a mentor who will review and report on your progress
Regardless of route, all CEng candidates must undertake a Professional Review Interview (PRI); this will be with two SOE approved CEng qualified assessors, who will talk to you about your skills, experience and assess you against the competencies for the qualifications.
A Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) must have a level of underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills equivalent to at least Level 3 (e.g. A Levels), normally have a minimum of two years relevant work based practice and be able to showcase that they actively support sustainable management of the environment. They are able to identify, adapt and use appropriate methods and skills to develop practical sustainable solutions in their role.
The relevant environmental knowledge of a Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) is aligned with level 5 qualifications (e.g. a foundation degree). They are committed to planning, implementing, evaluating and supporting good environmental practices in their work. They have a level of autonomy, provide advice, inform senior leaders and hold co-ordinating roles within projects. The environment can be the core part of their role, or professionals can specialise in environmental work as, for example, an engineer, or construction manager. REnvP application does not reqire interview.
A REnvP working in the Engineering Sector may have job roles including:
• Environmental Consultant 環境顧問
• Fleet or Workshop Manager 車隊或車輛維修工場經理
• Technical Advisor技術顧問
• Environmental Advisor環境顧問
• Environmental, Health and Safety Officer環境、健康與安全主任
A Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) has Master's level knowledge, typically holds a minimum of four years of relevant work based practice and can showcase that they are able to lead sustainable management of the environment within their discipline.
CEnv registrants are highly regarded professionals able to make informed decisions in complex scenarios and show leadership to others. They are able to demonstrate expertise in their environmental discipline.
All CEnv candidates must undertake a Professional Review Interview (PRI). It is conducted with two SOE approved CEnv qualified assessors,
Each of the three Environmental professional registrations are aligned in a way that enables structured progression from REnvTech to REnvP to CEnv. Many use the registrations to demonstrate progression as their level of practical experience, influence, responsibility and technical expertise increases - e.g. from practitioner level (REnvP) to Chartership level (CEnv). The progression stages can be identified throughout the required competences for each registration.
Application of Knowledge and Understanding of the Environment to Further the Aims of Sustainability 運用知識和對環境的了解來促進可持續發展的目標
Leading Sustainable Management of the Environment 領導可持續的環境管理
Effective Communication and Interpersonal Skills 有效的溝通和人際關係能力
Personal Commitment to Professional Standards, Recognising Obligations to Society, the Profession and the Environment對專業標準、對社會責任的認知、對所擔任工作及對環境等方面所作出的個人承諾
Please note 請注意：
You do not specifically require the level of qualification stated above (e.g. Master's Degree - or similar level 7 qualification - to become a CEnv). Demonstratable knowledge equivalence is absolutely accepted and common. REnvTech is not applicable in Hong Kong Region.