Our undergraduate courses enable graduates to secure professional recognition early in their careers through joining a relevant Engineering Institution. All our degrees automatically provide graduates with exemption to the first stage of full Chartered Engineer recognition by the Engineering Council.

Each course contains activities that combine deep engineering understanding with the ability to apply this in imaginative ways to the solution of practical problems. The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) regards such activity as the goal of a modern and vibrant engineering course.

Benefits of becoming a Chartered Engineer:

  • The status of being part of a technological elite
  • Recognition of your expertise by professional peers
  • International recognition of your qualifications
  • Improved career prospects
  • Greater influence within your organisation and industry
  • Access to life-long learning


The professional accreditation is delivered by the Engineering Council - the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession. All degrees deliverered by Imperial College's Faculty of Engineering are accredited by the following priofessional bodies.

DepartmentProfessional or regulatory body
Aeronautics Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
IoM3 (The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining)
Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
Bioengineering Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)
IoM3 (The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining)
Chemical Engineering Institution of Chemical Engineers (IchemE)
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC)
Civil and Environmental Engineering Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)
Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
Computing  British Computer Society (BCS)
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Earth Science
and Engineering
Geological Society of London (GS)
IoM3 (The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Materials  IoM3 (The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining)
Mechanical Engineering  Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
Energy Futures Lab Energy Institute