Membership and Registration
Engineering is involved in every aspect of human life – food and accommodation, transportation and infrastructure, medicine, communication and entertainment to name a few.
Engineering professionals work at various levels of expertise and exercise different degrees of direct responsibility – some jobs are small and routine, others are worth millions of dollars and affect the safety of thousands of people.
There are three engineering occupational groups within the wider engineering profession: professional engineers, engineering technologists, and engineering technicians. Before specifying or employing engineering expertise, it is important to gauge the level of engineering expertise needed.
IPENZ operates competence-based registers for each of the three occupational groups - professional engineers, engineering technologists and engineering technicians – reflecting the three competence-based membership classes of IPENZ.
There are two kinds of quality mark used by New Zealand engineers:
More information about each of the three engineering roles and the associated qualifications and quality marks is available in the booklet engineering edge.