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ELEC70030 Professional Competencies Portfolio with industrial experience



Professional registration with the relevant engineering body (the IET in this case) is the natural next step upon graduating and entering the professional world. It demonstrates that you have reached an internationally recognised standard of competence, while acknowledging your commitment to maintaining this in the future. This is in line with The Engineering Council's guidance for the accreditation of HE programmes which includes an item to "Plan and record self-learning and development as the foundation of lifelong learning/CPD"
For MEng graduates the Professional Registration level is Chartered Engineer (CEng) which requires at least 2 years of professional experience.
In this module you will complete 3 of the 17 competencies in the online Career Manager tool on the IET website to start your Professional Registration

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Professional Competencies module you will be able to:
1. Analyse the requirements to become a Chartered Engineer by the IET.
2. Adopt an inclusive approach to engineering practice and recognise the responsibilities, benefits and importance of supporting equality, diversity and inclusion.
3. Critically analyse your current knowledge and skills to determine where there are gaps
4. Evaluate your experience against set criteria to determine which competencies they meet
5. Create a career plan for the first 2 years of their professional career to acquire the remaining competencies


This module builds on your previous professional work experience. You are expected to have either completed the Electrical Engineering Industrial Placement module (ELEC60016) or the Group Consultancy Project (ELEC60014) and undertaken at least 8 weeks of relevant summer internships in 2nd and/or 3rd year which have been awarded additional ECTS.

In this module you will complete 3 of the 17 competencies in the online Career Manager tool on the IET website to start your Professional Registration:
Knowledge and understanding.
A1. Have maintained and extended a sound theoretical approach to enable them to develop their particular role
A2. Developing solutions to unusual/challenging problems, using knowledge and understanding and/or dealing with complex issues or significant risk
Design, development and solving engineering problems.
B1. Take an active role in the identification and definition of project requirements, problems and opportunities
B2. Can identify appropriate investigations/research to undertake design, development and analysis required to complete and conduct engineering tasks
B3. Can implement engineering tasks and evaluate the effectiveness of engineering solutions
Responsibility, management or leadership.
C1. Plan the work and resources needed to enable effective implementation of a significant engineering task or project
C2. Manage (organise, direct and control), programme or schedule, budget and resource elements of a significant engineering task or project
C3. Lead teams or technical specialisms and assist others to meet changing technical and managerial needs
C4. Bring about continuous improvement through quality management
Communication and interpersonal skills.
D1. Communicate effectively with others, at all levels, in English
D2. Clearly present and discuss proposals, justifications and conclusions
D3. Demonstrate personal and social skills and awareness of diversity and inclusion issues
Professional commitment.
E1. Understand and comply with relevant codes of conduct
E2. Understand the safety implications of their role and manage, apply and improve safe systems of work
E3. Understand the principles of sustainable development and apply them in their work
E4. Carry out and record the continuing professional development (CPD) necessary to maintain and enhance competence in their own area of practice
E5. Understand the ethical issues that may arise in their role and carry out their responsibilities in an ethical manner
Exam Duration: N/A
Exam contribution: 75%
Coursework contribution: 25%

Term: N/A

Closed or Open Book (end of year exam): N/A

Coursework Requirement:

Oral Exam Required (as final assessment): N/A

Prerequisite module(s): None required

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