Institution of Electrical Engineers

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Not to be confused with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, I-triple-E).

The Institution of Electrical Engineers or IEE (pronounce: I-double-E or I-E-E) is a British professional organisation for electronics, electrical, manufacturing and IT professionals. It was founded in 1871 and is the largest professional engineering society in Europe, having a worldwide membership of around 120,000.

The IEE represents the engineering profession in matters of public concern and assists governments to make the public aware of technological issues. It also provides advice on all areas of engineering, regularly advising Parliament and other agencies.

This is made possible through a number of networks for engineers established by the IEE including the Professional Networks, worldwide groups of engineers sharing common technical and professional interests. Through the IEE website, these networks provide up-to-date sector-specific news, stock a library of technical articles and give members the opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas with peer groups through dedicated discussion forums. Particular areas of focus include education, IT, energy and the environment.

The IEE has an educational role, seeking to support its members through their careers, producing advice and guidance at all levels to secure the future of engineering.

For example, the IEE accredits degree courses worldwide in subjects relevant to electrical, electronic, manufacturing and information engineering. In addition, it secures funding for professional development schemes for engineering graduates including awards scholarships, grants and prizes.

Current discussions between the IEE and the IIE are around the formation of a new institution, the Institution of Engineering and Technology

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