Differentiation Between Professional Engineers, Incorporated Engineers and Engineering Technicians

Lately, we have had many queries within our profession regarding the differentiation between an Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Professional Engineer. A short comparison in this regard has been drafted to give an overview of what the communalities and the differences of these three categories are.

Professionalism always means that a person has undergone formal education and specific practical training in a specific engineering discipline for which: 

  • Impartial and recognised standards have been set; and where 
  • The actual educational programme and the practical training have been subject to rigid standards control. 

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