As a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology I applied this year to become a Chartered Engineer (which allows me to put CEng at the end of my name). To pass I had to do a huge application form, followed by an interview, in which we spent considerable time discussing my new start-up SambaStream and other parts of my career.
For those of you who’ve never heard about Chartered Engineers before, basically its a qualification to recognise that I have gained the essential skills and experience needed to be a competent engineer. From the IET’s own website this is how they describe it:
“Chartered engineers are characterised by their ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems, using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change.
They may develop and apply new technologies, promote advanced designs and design methods, introduce new and more efficient production techniques and marketing and construction concepts, and pioneer new engineering services and management methods.
Chartered engineers are variously engaged in technical and commercial leadership and possess effective interpersonal skills.”
So you may now call me David Gildeh, MEng CEng and respect my authoritayyy Wink