The Experiential Learning Route (ELR) is another route to gain Membership and Professional Registration with the Engineering Council for applicants without exemplifying academic qualifications.
Experiential Learning is learning which has been gained over time through a range of unstructured experiences rather than formal educational programmes. In this context, it is particularly likely to have been gained through working as an engineer and undertaking short courses, etc. However, it is important to note that learning can take place in other contexts arising from individual interests and voluntary activities.
Applicants must demonstrate that they have had the opportunity to develop and practice their knowledge and understanding of underpinning engineering principles to the required level.
- For Registration at the Associate ACIBSE IEng level, applicants are required to demonstrate they have reached a level of knowledge and understanding equivalent to a Bachelor of Engineering and meet the Associate grade competence criteria.
- For Registration at the Member MCIBSE CEng level, applicants are required to demonstrate they have reached a level of knowledge and understanding equivalent to a Master of Engineering and meet the Member grade competence criteria.
What you'll need:
- Your Academic Qualification Certificates (if applicable).
- Your detailed CV, outlining areas of responsibility and positions held in each role.
- An organisation chart showing your position.
- Your Sponsor's name and email address.
- Credit or Debit card - the £110 Application fee is payable at this stage.
This is submitted to our Individual Case Procedure Panel who will determine if you have had the opportunity over your career to develop the level of knowledge and understanding required.
Once approved to proceed, write and submit your Experiential Learning Route Report (ELR) and Engineering Practice Report (EPR).
- The Experiential Learning Route Report must reference all of the Underpinning Knowledge and Understanding Criteria for the level of registration you are applying for.
- The Engineering Practice Report must reference all of the competence criteria for the grade you are applying for.
Once your reports have both been approved you will be invited to attend a Professional Review Interview. Your interview will focus on the A and B competence criteria where you have the opportunity to demonstrate your technical knowledge. You should also be prepared to discuss your Experiential Learning Route Report as you may be required to explain your experiential learning in more detail. Feedback from the interview will then be sent to the next Members and Registration Panel. If successful, applicants gain ACIBSE IEng or MCIBSE CEng.
- Application fee - payable with the application. (For non-members applying, the application fee includes a CIBSE Affiliate membership valid until the end of the subscription year.)
- Report Assessment fee - payable at the submission of your reports.
- Interview fee - payable before your interview.
- CIBSE Subscription and Engineering Council entry fee - payable on final approval.
Apply via the Experiential Learning Route
You can start your Experiential Learning Route application below. Please make sure you have all your documents, your Sponsor's name and email address, and a Debit or Credit Card the £110 application fee is now payable.