Maybe...If only there was another term like Chartered Engineer to give the distinction
Is engineering like accountancy where anyone can call themselves an engineer and Joe public doesn’t generally know that there’s actually a difference?If only there was another term like Chartered Engineer to give the distinction
I have a BEng in Mechanical and 13 years in my case but don't have the passion for it any more to do the chartered thing.. I'm surprised it doesn't make much difference on a CV.I have a Engineering degree and an Engineering career spanning some 27 years but I've never bothered to go down the Chartered route as it doesn't seem to make much if any difference on a CV.
I fix scale model electric cars when my son breaks them. Can't be that much different to the big onesSo Electrical engineer means you can fix electric cars, it all makes sense.
The advantage outside of English speaking countries, is that some people still can use the term "engineer", which has no statue here, and the term "Ingenieur" (Dutch/German/French) and other equivalents in other languages can not be taken as part of a job title.The problem is the term Engineer has been given to car mechanics and train drivers. I got my BSc in Mechanical engineering at 21 and became a Chartered Engineer at 26. However it counted for nothing job wise and I stopped paying my yearly subscription to the Institute. In the non English speaking world the term is held in reverence like Doctor.