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Engineering professionals n.e.c.

£17,680 Average salary at age 20
£46,280 Average Salary
38 Average hours per week


Workers in this unit group perform a variety of professional engineering functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 212: Engineering Professionals.

Main Tasks

  • Researches into problem areas to advance basic knowledge, evaluate new theories and techniques and to solve specific problems;
  • Establishes principles and techniques to improve the quality, durability and performance of materials such as textiles, glass, rubber, plastics, ceramics, metals and alloys;
  • Designs new systems and equipment with regard to cost, market requirements and feasibility of manufacture;
  • Devises and implements control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of system and materials;
  • Prepare sketches, drawings and specifications showing materials to be used, construction and finishing methods and other details;
  • Examines and advises on patent applications;
  • Provides technical consultancy services.


Chartered engineers possess an accredited university degree. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is attainable. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience.

What Engineering professionals n.e.c. studied in higher education

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What Engineering professionals n.e.c. studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(G1) Mathematics2
(W2) Design studies2
(F2) Materials science1
(H3) Mechanical engineering22
(F1) Chemistry2
(H4) Aerospace engineering6
(F6) Geology1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences1
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry1
(H8) Chemical, process & energy engineering7
(K2) Building2
(K1) Architecture1
(J5) Materials technology not otherwise specified2
(J2) Metallurgy1
(H1) General engineering7
(H2) Civil engineering10
(J9) Others in technology1
(H7) Production & manufacturing engineering1
(F3) Physics4
(B4) Nutrition1
(N1) Business studies1
(D6) Food & beverage studies5
(K4) Planning (urban, rural & regional)1
(C6) Sport & exercise science1
(N2) Management studies1
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering10
(I1) Computer science2

UK Prospects

171500 Workforce Size
3.26% Predicted growth 2023 - 2027
12103 Predicted Replacement 2023 - 2027

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