Other Bodies

Other Organisations

A list of other organisations that are relevant to the Engineering and Science Professional, with links to their website.

British Science Association

The British Science Association is a registered charity that exists to advance the public understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences and engineering in the UK.

Engineering Council

As the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession, the Engineering Council sets and maintains internationally recognised standards of professional competence and ethics. These are detailed in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Engineering Council Registers It holds the national registers of over 235,000: ● Chartered Engineers (CEng) ● Incorporated Engineers (IEng) ● Engineering Technicians (EngTech) ○ Information and Communication Technology Technicians (ICTTech) The award and retention of these titles ensures that employers, government and wider society – both in the UK and overseas – can have confidence in the knowledge, experience and commitment of engineers on the register. In order to gain the professional qualifications CEng, IEng, EngTech or ICTTech, applicants must be a member of a relevant professional engineering institution (PEI) licensed by the Engineering Council to assess candidates. Those holding the titles will have demonstrated that they possess a range of technical and personal competences and are also committed to keeping these up-to-date, and to behaving in a professionally and socially responsible manner.

Science Council

Mission: The Science Council advances science and the application of science for society by bringing together a broad spectrum of professional bodies and learned societies across science to focus on the education, skills and professionalism of the science community. Vision Within five years the Science Council will have become the leading UK voice on the skills and professionalism of scientists, having successfully raised the profile of professional scientists and increased awareness of the valuable contribution made by professional bodies and learned societies to UK science.

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Design Council

Design Council’s purpose is to make life better by design. We are an independent charity and the government’s advisor on design. Our vision is a world where the role and value of design is recognised as a fundamental creator of value, enabling happier, healthier and safer lives for all. Through the power of design, we make better places, better products, better processes and better performance.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have merged to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Engineering UK

We aim to inspire, engage and inform the next generation of engineers via programmes designed to excite young people about the variety and opportunity presented by a career in modern engineering and give them the chance to meet people already working as engineers.

National Physical Laboratory

Our world-leading measurement solutions are critical to business and government, accelerating research and innovation, improving quality of life and enabling trade. We ensure our cutting-edge measurement science has a positive impact in the real world.

Parliamentary and Scientific Committee

The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, founded in 1939, is a major focus for scientific and technological issues providing a liaison between Parliamentarians and scientific bodies, science-based industry and the academic world.

UK Research and Innovation  (formerly Research Council UK)

UK Research and Innovation is a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. We aim to maximise the contribution of each of our component parts, working individually and collectively. We work with our many partners to benefit everyone through knowledge, talent and ideas.
Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £7 billion, UK Research and Innovation brings together the Arts and Humanities Research Council; Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; Economic and Social Research Council; Innovate UK; Medical Research Council; Natural Environment Research Council; Research England; and Science and Technology Facilities Council.

The Royal Academy of Engineering

The Academy undertakes a range of activities to ensure that engineering is at the heart of policy-making, providing authoritative, impartial advice and expertise. We bring together leading engineers from across all disciplines to work together on issues of national and global importance. We set the agenda for education and diversity in UK engineering and technology and are an advocate for the need to plug the engineering skills gap.

The Academy also leads the National Engineering Policy Centre, an ambitious partnership between the 38 engineering organisations in the UK.

The Royal Society

The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.
The Society has played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant, and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research areas.