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Anyone attained the CEng via the BCS?

Discussion in 'Professional Associations' started by wagnerk, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi all,

    I was just wondering if anyone here has attained the CEng/IEng, especially via the BCS. What was the application process like? What did they assess you on? How long did they take?

    Those that work in IT I would especially like to hear from as the CEng/IEng are gear up more towards engineers in other fields (according to the info on the ECUK site).

    Thanks

    -Ken
     
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  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    In word, no, not me, I thought about applying based on my Automation/Instrumentation experience but all people I spoke to gave explanations as clear as mud about the essay and points process.

    I think you need to write an essay and then submit it and see what happens, I doubt standard system administration counts. I'd expect them to want to see a strong emphasis on engineering, maybe if you develop hardware/software, or perform novel (as in unique) system integrations, or are one of the first to trail some hardware/software and help improve it.

    In the end I gave up and went back to looking for my next contract.

    Ask BCS about their "Individual Case Procedure (ICP)" for CEng, I'd be interested to hear what happens !
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Well I was going to see about this next year, I should have applied for it the same time as the CITP...

    Will post on what happens when I apply :)

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
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  4. coachbevans

    coachbevans New Member

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    I just gained CITP today and they sent a follow on mail shortly after the CITP acceptance suggesting I apply for CEng or IEng. I'll be taking them up on this, BUT... because I have no academic qualifications I'll have to go the technical report route. I am trying to get someone on the phone at BCS to talk about it in more detail to see if i'd actaully stand a chance, I'll keep everyone posted.
     
  5. Gab

    Gab New Member

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    coachbevans i am very much interested in how it goes. please keep us updated.

    good luck.
     
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  6. Billy Abbott

    Billy Abbott New Member

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    I have - I applied for the CEng at the same time as my CITP. The CITP came through first and I was called in for an interview for the CEng shortly after.

    I've got an accredited degree so my application was no different from the CITP one - submit a current CV, a document listing evidence that you are qualified to SFIAplus level 5 and supporting documents for my qualifications. The interview was with a couple of BCS CEng-ers who asked me about my jobs, projects, interests and all the rest.

    I just found this thread after getting an email from someone asking about the application process as it is a bit on the opaque side, and would like to shed a bit of light if I can.
     
    Certifications: CITP, CEng
  7. colmoc

    colmoc New Member

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    I completed the CEng process this year via teh ICP route.

    My tips are,

    - read the Guide to ICP technical report in detail, underline key points/requirements etc
    - forward a review (synops) with work you and you alone completed.
    - Update your details via career builder on BCS secure website
    - get 2 sponsors (CEng or CITP)
    - buy a guide to writing report or thesis writing
    - Create a professional book quality document, with appropriate appendices etc.
    - Note the full report is at Masters degree level, have references to support any underpinning theories etc.
    - At the interview (which was difficult but fair), have some examples of your work to explain which are comparable to wider concept Engineering works
    - read the ECUK notes on CEng & IENg qualifications, ensure that you have supporting work and technical report attributes to demonstrate the required level you apply for.

    best of luck.

    colmoc
     

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