The Association of Engineering Doctorates (AEngD)is a community engaged in research in engineering and related disciplines. It encourages high calibre research engineers (REs) to undertake EngD programmes at EngD centres (formerly industrial doctorate centres, IDCs; from 2014, centres for doctoral training, CDTs), funded by EPSRC with backing from UK industry sponsors, many of them companies at the leading edge of innovative thinking and practice.
It was established in 2010 and formally launched in 2012 to:
• support EngD brand-building, including acceptance and recognition of Engineering Doctorate (EngD) degrees within host institutions and industry
• promote excellence and maintain quality of EngD degrees
• develop wider and more strategic industrial research collaboration
• identify and promote the benefits and impacts from EngD research
• recruit sufficient and suitable top quality research projects
• attract and recruit high calibre Research Engineers (REs)
• develop and promote taught programmes tailored to REs and industry needs
• encourage strong academic engagement and feed back into the host institutions' research base
• promote co-operation between members of the Association, including the development of an effective network
• provide a forum for the sharing and exchange of best practice and non-competitive information
• promote international engagement and adoption of the EngD qualification
EngD programmes provide a challenging, multi-disciplinary and academically rigorous education and training experience, leading to a recognised post-graduate research qualification - equal to a PhD. Ultimately, the EngD is the doctorate for professional engineers who want a career in industry.
The International Association of Engineers (IAENG) is a non-profit international association for the engineers and the computer scientists. IAENG was founded by a group of engineers and computer scientists in 1968, originally as a private club network for its founding members. Later, with the efforts from its members, IAENG membership became open to all the members in the engineering and computer science community. Nowadays, the IAENG members include research center heads, faculty deans, department heads, professors, research scientists/engineers, experienced software development directors and engineers, and university postgraduate and undergraduate students etc., from over one hundred different countries.