In an announcement made on the council official website, the Council for the Regulations of Engineering in Nigeria will no longer register HND with PGD alone for engineer category.
The statement read
“After December 2021, applicants with HND and PGD will, in addition, have M.Eng. degree to Register with COREN as an Engineer.”
Thus any applicant with Higher National Diploma HND qualification will now be required to have Masters in addition to Postgraduate Diploma PGD before he can register as engineer.
In the current system, an HND holder needs to have a postgraduate diploma in same course to be qualified to register as engineer.
COREN registers four categories of members: Engineers, technologist, technicians and craftsmen. The COREN Act as amended empowered COREN to regulate engineering profession in Nigeria in all ramifications.