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Acoustician (professional),Ceramicist,Food technologist,Metallurgist,Patent agent,Project engineer,Scientific consultant,Technical engineer,Technologist,Traffic engineer

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


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.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details


The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 1.2
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 3.1
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details


  • 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.