Sponsoring Institutions

The sponsoring Institutions of the Western Canada Group of Chartered Engineers are qualifying bodies, centres for the exchange of specialist knowledge, and providers of resources to encourage innovation and excellence in the profession worldwide.

Each of the Institutions hold a Royal Charter. These Charters describe the Institutions' roles, duties and mission. The Charters also contain the rules and regulations by which the Institutions must carry out their duties. All Institutions with a Royal Charter are qualifying bodies who, along with the Engineering Council, confer full professional status, the title Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) and the title European Engineer (Eur Ing). The standard of professionalism required to obtain the title C.Eng is recognised and understood worldwide.

The Institutions are "Learned Societies". They all have responsibility for regulating and testing the education, training and practical experience of candidates seeking professional qualifications. They accredit degree courses at Universities, and training schemes in industry. They also act as the voice of the profession in matters of public concern. They all seek to promote high standards of professional conduct.

The five sponsoring Institutions re all headquartered in London with worldwide membership and branches in most major cities in the world. Branches hold technical meetings on a regular basis.

The sponsoring Institutions organise hundreds of seminars and conferences, publish highly regarded technical papers, books, journals and magazines, and run several diploma level training courses. All the Institutions have extensive, and internationally referenced, technical libraries. They are recognised in the UK as the accreditation bodies for UK and overseas engineering degree courses and training schemes.

For further details of the activities of any of our sponsoring Institutions, click on the corresponding link below.

Headquarters Websites

The Institution of Civil Engineers, London England

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London England

The Institution of Engineering & Technology, London England (successor to the IEE)

The Institution of Structural Engineers, London England

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, England