Routes and qualifications – Engineering A grounding in math and science will start you off well in any branch of engineering. The Tomorrow's Engineers Career Route Map shows that there are many routes into engineering – university degree, foundation degree, diploma, apprenticeships and a variety of flexible, work-based learning.  All routes can lead to registration with the Engineering Council. Many engineering degrees include industrial placements. Look for degrees that are accredited by the Engineering Council as this will allow you to become a member of a professional engineering institution and begin your path to becoming an incorporated or chartered engineer (IEng or CEng). Here's some advice about choosing your university course.
Learning Whilst Earning is another route to professional qualifications (including IEng, CEng and EngTech / ICTTech) for people who prefer a more practical, work-based method. 

There are many programs to encourage people into engineering, whatever your age and level of education.
·     Headstart encourages students interested in mathematics or science to consider technology-based careers. Pupils in Year 12/S5 can spend up to a week at university before making their UCAS application. ·     Year in Industry (YINI) recruits students onto paid placements relevant to many areas of engineering in their gap year before or during their degree course. The ·     The Scheme links Year 12 students with local companies to give them an in-depth insight into the sector.