The EUR ING title delivered by FEANI is designed as a guarantee of competence for professional engineers, in order
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 case law 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Note : The Directive 89/48/EEC has been replaced by the Directive 2005/36/EC - Directive on Recognition of Professional Qualifications, signed on 7 September 2005 in Strassbourg.
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:
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.
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.
The duration of professional engineering experience shall be at least two years and include the following:
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.
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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