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Do you need to be a chartered engineer to submit structural calculations to building control in the UK?

I’m a graduate structural engineer with 4 years experience, working in the UK. A family friend is planning on doing a house extension which will require some structural calculations for steel beams. ...
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PE Designation on business card if firm doesn't offer engineering services

I went through all of the work and experience at a previous job to get my Professional Engineer's license, however, my new firm is not licensed to provide design services. Is it still allowable to ...
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What Are The Procedures To Get a US Professional Engineer License?

I am a Civil Engineering professional having around 7 years of field experience and is now working for a govt. agency. All I want is to get a Professional Engineering (PE) License. But at present, I ...
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What can a licensed Mechanical Engineer do in the civil/structural field?

When I was younger, I had interned in a civil/structural engineering firm specializing in bridges that had many PE civil engineers on staff and a couple licensed mechanical engineers. Now as a soon-...
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When using digital signatures, what does “capable of verification” mean?

Numerous state regulations adopt the NCEES model language for the use of digital signatures. This language says, among other things, that the signature must be "capable of verification." It is not ...
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How important is an ABET-accredited Engineering Degree in the EU (like Germany) or other countries that is not in North America?

I have an option to either attend Middle East Technical University - North Cyprus Campus (non-ABET accredited) or Mapua University (ABET accredited) in the Philippines to study Chemical Engineering as ...
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When is a PE seal required?

The NSPE stresses the importance of licensing and makes several points about the seal being important. Only a licensed engineer may prepare, sign and seal, and submit engineering plans and drawings ...
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How were the first engineering licenses issued?

One of the criteria for getting an engineering license is working under a licensed engineer for a period of time. This seems like a chicken-and-egg problem. How were the first engineering licenses ...
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Is Engineering card issued by Feani recognized in USA? [closed]

I am holder of Engineering card, now I moving to USA and would like to avoid at least hustle about translating all diplomas and deal with transcripts. Engineering card issued by Feani have Bachelor/...
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Requirements for seat a on FE

What are the requirements to take the fundamentals of engineering? For instance could a physics major, computer science major, IT major or something thing else take the exam? How does accreditation ...
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How can I verify my engineering work experience without having worked under a PE?

First a little background, I've been working in Michigan as an engineer since getting my BSME in 1998 (I graduated with my MSME in 2010). I've worked for a number of companies in a variety of ...
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Which US states require a bachelors in Engineering to become licensed?

I am considering moving from abroad to the US, and hoping to obtain an engineering license for employment. I have a bachelors and graduate degree in physics, but I have heard that many states require ...
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Which states offer PE licensure for Software Engineering?

Which U.S. states offer Professional Engineer (PE) licensure for software engineering? In my research, few of the state licensing boards listed on the NCEES site include the Software Engineering ...
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What is the sequence of exams to become a Professional Engineer in California?

I'm in school for electronics engineering. Would someone lay out the high level steps in becoming a professional engineer (PE) in the state of California?
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Membership of professional societies/associations for electrical and electronic engineers

Membership of which professional organizations for electrical and electronic engineers are recognized globally?
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What are the career implications of choosing a non-accredited postgraduate degree?

I am looking to complete a materials science/engineering-based Master's degree in the UK. Those which I have been looking at, particularly Leeds and Manchester, do not seem to be accredited by the ...
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Do references for the California PE application have to be California PE's?

Here is the link to the current CA PE Exam application: http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/pubs/forms/ceapp.pdf Page 2, which is the list of engagements/references, states: For each engagement claimed ...
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What constitutes progressive engineering experience?

Many states require that a PE applicant have some number of years of "progressive engineering experience". Are there details as to what qualifies? For example, if an engineer is working in sales and ...
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What is the dollar value of “qualifying experience” in an entry-level US engineering job?

Motivation Imagine that you are a recent graduate of an ABET-accredited engineering program in the United States. You have taken and passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and you are hunting ...
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Why were engineers negligent in the 1981 Hyatt Regency walkway collapse?

I was recently reading up on the 1981 Hyatt Regency walkway collapse. It was a tragic loss of life and haunts many to this day. The linked article does a better job of summarizing things, but here's ...
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What are the major differences between Engineering degrees and Engineering Technology degrees in terms of employability?

What difference in education occurs between two graduates, one with an Engineering Technology degree (be it Civil, Mechanical, Electrical...) and the other with the equivalent Engineering degree "...
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What is the process of transferring an engineering license from the United States to Germany?

The United States have different rules about exactly how one obtains an engineering license, but the general process is the FE exam, a few years of work, and the PE exam. Suppose one then wishes to ...