The Institution of Engineering and Technology
The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 168,000 members in 150 countries. It is also the most multidisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century.
The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers.
The IET History
The IET is made up from over forty predecessor organisations that can trace its history as far back as 1854 with the Society of Engineers. The Society of Engineers was established in May 1854 in The Strand, London, it was the third oldest professional engineering body in the UK. It promoted the interests of members worldwide and was concerned with all branches of engineering. In 2005 the SoE was absorbed in to the Institution of Incorporated Engineers (IIE) and then later in 2006 the IIE merged with the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) to form the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) and now has over 150,000 members worldwide.