The EUR ING Title
1. How to Apply for the EUR ING Title
- See the "Guide to The FEANI Register" for full information.
- Contact your NMC to agree on the way how to send the application: by post or using the e-application tool, and to obtain full information about the application fee and procedure.
- a) Hardcopy Application: Download the application form from this page and fill it in electronically. The Application Form is available in English, French and German in MS Word 2000, MS Word 1997 and in Adobe PDF format. Click on one of the link to open the relevant form:
EUR ING Application Form (latest update: 06/02/2014)
EUR ING Formulaire de Candidature (dernière mise à jour: 06/02/2014)
EUR ING Antragsformular (letzte Aktualisierung: 06/02/2014)
Additionally, please download/fill in this Professional Engineer Experience Section: .doc;.pdf . Put your name, signature and the date and add it to your application form with the other supporting documents. A brief overview CV (dated and signed) is also needed.
The fully completed Application Form together with the requested supporting documents must be submitted to the National Monitoring Committee where the applicant is registered either directly or indirectly through his/her engineering association. To do so, depending of the country, the documents are either directly sent to the National Member by the EUR ING Candidate or to the Association he/she belongs to, which then transmit it to the National Member (to be verified locally).
For instance for UK, the applications should be sent to the appropriate Institution with the appropriate fee. The Institutions are listed in the section "Members". A Guidance Note to assist in completing the form is also available to UK applicants from their Institution.
b) E-application: As an alternative to the hardcopy application to the NMC, there is also a NEW e-application procedure available at: http://www.feani.org/euring/.
Basic software requirements: The tool is optimized for Chrome, Firefox as well as Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher only!
The e-tool is now available for all EUR ING applications to FEANI National Members/NMCs, except to Italy* and the UK (because of their checking procedure by different Institutions).
For more information on how to use the e-tool and to prepare your e-application, see the E-Applicant User Guide here and contact your National Monitoring Committee (NMC) for information on the procedure, fee and prerequiites for the EUR ING professional title.
* Important note for Italian applicants: our Italian National Member, CNI (Consiglio Nazionale Ingegneri) does not accept to process EUR ING applications. CNI states that it would be against the Italian law to bear the EUR ING title in Italy. Indeed, the EUR ING being a professional title, would introduce a confusion with the Italian professional title which can only be delivered by the Italian administration for education.
Consequently, an engineer with an education from Italy and professional experience in Italy only cannot introduce a request for EUR ING through the Italian National Member.
However, if an engineer with an education from Italy exercises his profession in another European country and is a member of the FEANI National Member in that country, he may send his application to that National Member.
An application sent directly to the FEANI Secretariat General cannot be considered.
2. Who Can Apply for the EUR ING Title
Application is open only to individuals if they are members of an engineering association represented in FEANI through a National Member (see section "Members").
3. What is the EUR ING Title
The EUR ING title delivered by FEANI is designed as a guarantee of competence for professional engineers, in order
- to facilitate the movement of practicing engineers within and outside the geographical area represented by FEANI's member countries and to establish a framework of mutual recognition of qualifications in order to enable engineers who wish to practice outside their own country to carry with them a guarantee of competence
- to provide information about the various formation systems of individual engineers for the benefit of prospective employers
- to encourage the continuous improvement of the quality of engineers by setting, monitoring and reviewing standards
The EUR INGs are listed in the FEANI Register, a database maintained by the Secretariat General in Brussels. Currently over 32.000 European Engineers are listed in the register (May 2013). The "Guide to the FEANI Register" (see section "Guide" gives the details on the purpose of the Register and how it is managed.
The European Commission, in a statement to the European Parliament, has recognized the FEANI Register and the EUR ING title as valuable tools for the recognition of national diplomas among member states.
"The FEANI scheme is an excellent example of self-regulation by a profession at European level and it provides a model for other professional groups in the technical and scientific sector, such as chemists and physicists. The FEANI register recognizes and builds upon the diversity of forms of engineering education which exist in the Community and can adapt to any changes which may be decided upon at national level. The procedures for dealing with applications for registration also provide a good respective expertise. Registration on the FEANI register indicates that, whatever the duration or content of his or her initial training, the engineer has reached a certain level of professional competence, certified by his or her peers both at national and European level. Bearing in mind that Member States are required by the caselaw of the Court to take post-diploma professional experience into consideration, when reaching their decision on recognition, the Commission considers that an engineer who has obtained the title of Eur ING should not normally be required to undertake an adaptation period or sit an aptitude test, as provided for in Article 4 of Directive 89/48/EEC."
Note : The Directive 89/48/EEC has been replaced by the Directive 2005/36/EC - Directive on Recognition of Professional Qualifications, signed on 7 September 2005 in Strassbourg.
3.1 Criteria for the EUR ING Title
The criteria for the EUR ING title are described in detail in the "Guide". The basic principles are presented hereafter.
Principles and structure of the educational and professional systems in Europe vary considerably. Their value is judged by FEANI according to the potential competence of the engineer who emerges from them.
The qualification of the engineer, which falls into two main categories of different but equally important competencies - more theory oriented and more application oriented - first requires an approved engineering education. But full professional competence is only reached after gaining valid professional experience.
After a secondary education at a high level validated by one or more official certificates, normally awarded at the age of about 18 years, a minimum total period of seven years' formation - education, training and experience -is required by FEANI for the EUR ING title. This formation consists of:
- Minimum three years of engineering education successfully completed by an official degree, in a discipline/programme and given by a university (U) or other recognized body at university level, recognised by FEANI (see FEANI Index).
- Minimum two years of valid professional experience (E).
- In case the education and experience together is less than the minimum seven years' formation required, the balance to seven years should be covered by education (U), experience (E), or training (T) monitored by the approved engineering institutions, or by preliminary engineering professional experience.
In addition to these formation requirements, EUR INGs are required to comply with a Code of Conduct respecting the provisions of the FEANI Position Paper on Code of Conduct: Ethics and Conduct of Professional Engineers.
3.1.a What is Engineering Education?
An Engineering Education must provide a thorough knowledge of the principles of engineering, based on mathematics, physics and computer science appropriate to his or her discipline. Any engineer listed in the FEANI Register is guaranteed to have had such an education.
3.1.b What is Professional Engineering Experience and Training?
The duration of professional engineering experience shall be at least two years and include the following:
- The solution of problems requiring the application of engineering science in the fields such as research, development, design, production, construction, installation, maintenance, engineering sales and marketing, and
- Management or guiding of technical staff or
- The financial, economical, statutory or legal aspects of engineering tasks, or
- Industrial and/or environmental problem solving.
3.2 How to know if the school/programme is recognised by FEANI?
- In case a EUR ING candidate wants to know, before applying, if the school she/he graduated from as well as the programme she/he followed to achieve her/his degree is recognised by FEANI, she/he may ask this question to the relevant National Monitoring Committee directly.
4. Approval Procedure, EUR ING Documents and Costs
- The National Member, after formal verification of the application documents forward them to the FEANI National Monitoring Committee (NMC).
- The National Monitoring Committee examines the application and submits it after approval to the European Monitoring Committee (EMC).
- The EUR ING title is awarded by the European Monitoring Committee, according to criteria which have been approved by the FEANI General Assembly.
On approval, the EUR ING receives:
- a Certificate according to the criteria mentioned in 5.3 and 5.4 of the Guide to the FEANI Register :
- a Parchment suitable for wall display certifying the EUR ING title.
The fee for the EUR ING is determined by the General Assembly. It currently amounts to 140 Euros.
Please note that some National Members require an additional fee for their administrative costs.
5. Important Message to EUR INGs
We invite all EUR INGs, who have obtained their title before 2001 (from that date, the e-mail address has been requested on the application form), to communicate their e-mail address (do not forget to specify your parchment number) to the FEANI General Secretariat by sending a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The e-mail address will be used exclusively for bilateral communication and will not be transmitted to a third party, for instance to employment agencies, unless permission will be given explicitly before.
6. EUR ING on LinkedIn
Join the EUR ING group on LinkedIn:
The goal of this Group, created by the FEANI General Secretariat, is to help EUR INGs to reach other EUR INGs and to create a strong community of qualified engineers in the EU. It should also accelerate careers/business through referrals from EUR ING Group members in the EU and worldwide.
ONLY REGISTERED EUR INGs ARE ELIGIBLE TO JOIN THAT GROUP
The website of the EUR ING Group is: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=26427
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