Dear Member,
I write to update you to convey the addition of some qualifications for registration as Engineers. This is as approved by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, at its 144th Ordinary Council meeting of December, 2014.

They are qualifications in Technical Education listed as follows:
(i) Holders of B. Sc (Technical Education) or B. Tech. (Technical Education) who have obtained Postgraduate Diploma in the relevant Engineering programme are now registrable as Engineers.

(ii) Holders of B. Ed (Technical Education) are NOT eligible for consideration as their fundamental courses are engineering deficient.

(iii) Please note the difference between (i) and (ii) above as only B. Sc (Technical Education) or B. Tech. (Technical Education) are acceptable.

Kindly treat as appropriate.

In the meantime, kindly accept the usual assurances of the Registrar’s highest esteem.

Engr. M. U. Adoyi, FNSE, MNIM.
For: Registrar


  1. Apart from just presentation of paper qualification, I would suggest that COREN should add ability to engineer, realize, or establish any given or assigned task. One way to do this is for Engineers to schedule and alert COREN on the projects they have on ground and requesting trainees to be assigned to them in the training season. COREN can approach government to present such request as a strategy of cutting down the cost of projects delivery and enhancing competence of graduate Engineers.

  2. Dear publisher,
    Please help convey this to COREN, approving these courses and expanding the engineering sector is quite commendable. However, there are some basic considerations that must not be overlookeda which is primary to a reliable and efficient engineering/technology sector in Nigeria.
    1. That the curriculum for engineering students be reviewed such that every graduating students who wishes to practice the profession must take a compulsory exam at the end of his/her degree.

    2. That COREN should in collaboration with the various engineering societies ensure induction of members into the respective professions. This induction shouldn’t be done as lip service but should be followed to the latter to ensure our graduates are not stranded post academic experience.

    3. That Existing and new companies should work with the societies and schools to provide job opportunities for the graduating population.

    4. That coren should intensify effort to promote made in Nigeria technology and engineering services. We can’t continue to thrive on the chevron, shell, JDPC innovations, Berger J., RCC and others, we must build our institutions to take charge of the engineering sector.


    Olalekan Fasoranti, GMNSE.

  3. Continued emphasis on paper qualification and school of graduation is misleading. We should lay more emphasis on functional deliverables. ‘Engineer’ or “Ingenier” is not an honoris causa and fuctional ingenuity should take precedence. This is marked on:
    1: independence,
    2: creativity,
    3: originality,
    4: innovation, and
    5: invention.
    Anyother thing outside this is misleading.

  4. COREN must live with time. In USA registration of engineers is strictly by passing the PE examinstion which is conducted in two parts ie, engineering foundationals and professional practice (PE). In UK, BEng plus MEng are required or BEng with masters degree in any business courses plus a supervised cognate experience are desirable. UK engineering council believes that the scope of job of a professional engineer covers these three major areas like engineering specific, business and legal aspects. In other words, a chartered engineer must be proficient in his area of engineering discipline, have sound businesses knowledge and know the legal framework concerning his practice area. These make full a professional engineer. Again, UK engineering council licenses about 40-50 engineering professional institutes to assess applicants for registration and recommend to it for inclusion into the CEng’s register. Finally, COREN should encourage the formation of professional institutes appreciate to particular engineering specialities, this one stop shop stuff play by NSE will not make engineering grow .


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