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IET Academic Affiliates

IET student membership

Student membership is for individuals working towards a career in science, engineering or technology whether at university or on an apprenticeship scheme.

Students can call on the following resources to help give them a competitive advantage and enhance their grades:

Student Web Zone: Visit the Student Web Zone for news, features, case studies, revision and study toolkits as well as job hunting advice and CV tips and techniques.
Student Bytes: Termly email newsletter with study tips, tools and membership resources tailored to the academic year.

Lifeskills courses: Our Local Networks (LNs) run invaluable lifeskills courses on subjects such as project management, presentation skills, negotiation and many others.

Magazines and Newsletters: Engineering and Technology (E&T) magazine offers readers a complete and extensive reader experience in print, online and on iPad. Students will also receive a regular copy of Member News, which aims to bring you closer to the IET community.

IET Library and Archives: The IET Library and Archives offer access to a world-class collection of digital and printed resources on all areas of engineering and technology.

IET.tv: Providing both live and archived lectures given by industry leaders, practising engineers and technicians, you can keep up with the latest technological issues and developments online.

Scholarships and awards: To support students with their career ambitions, the IET rewards engineering aspirations, enterprise and excellence with a range of annual scholarships and awards from £500 to £10,000.

Present around the World: Students aged 18-26 can enter this competition by talking for ten minutes on an engineering or technology-related subject and then answering questions for a further five minutes. They can cover a subject studied for their degree or a project that they’re involved in at work. There are various cash prizes including £1,000 at the global final and the opportunity to travel to different destinations throughout the competition.

Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards: This prestigious award honours the very best early career female engineers working in the UK today, highlighting the achievements of women in engineering and encouraging others to enter the profession.

Innovation Awards: Spanning 15 categories including Sustainability, Emerging Technology Design, Power/Energy, Built Environment and Asset Management, these international awards are free to enter.

Achievement Awards: Each year we seek outstanding engineering professionals who’ve made a significant impact on the world through their work or an exceptional contribution to the advancement of engineering through R&D or enterprise leadership. We also look for those who have been an inspiration to their colleagues and excelled in the workplace.

IET Advantage

IET Career Manager

IET Career Manager

 Career Manager is the IET’s online competence development and recording tool.

Students will be able to seize control of their professional life by keeping an up-to-date record of their education, learning and development in one central place and, if they choose, producing and creating a CV for prospective employers.

In addition, if you have students pursuing technician registration on their work placement year, Career Manager will provide the support and guidance they need to record their experience, assess their progress and apply for their professional qualification.

Further information: www.theiet.org/careermanager

IET MyCommunityIET MyCommunity


The IET’s online professional networking platform enables the collaboration and exchange of knowledge with the wider engineering community. It hosts active Young Professionals communities as well as a dedicated Student Community.


Students can use MyCommunity to:

  • Join communities of their choice.
  • Introduce themselves, interact with like-minded people who share their interests and extend their professional network.
  • Share their knowledge. Join the debate or start one of their own!
  • Collaborate with community members to develop ideas and create content.

Further information: www.theiet.org/mycommunity

Professional registrationProfessional registration


The IET is an awarding body for several internationally recognised professional qualifications. By studying on an IET-accredited degree course, your students have a quality-assured, academic pathway to registration – the best way to demonstrate skills and commitment in a competitive job market.

Professional registration is an important milestone for any engineer or technician. It establishes their proven knowledge, understanding and competence. In particular, registration shows peers and employers a commitment to professional standards, and to developing and enhancing competence.

Students who have completed a year’s work placement will be able to use their experience to demonstrate they’ve met the competence for professional registration as a technician: either

Engineering Technician (EngTech) or ICT Technician (ICTTech) (depending on their specialism). They will need to provide appropriate evidence from their placement year, but the IET will assist in ensuring that this meets the assessment requirements.


Further information: www.theiet.org/profreg and http://www.theiet.org/academics/partners/technician-registration-resource.cfm


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