Institution of Electrical Engineers
The Institution of Electrical Engineers
(pronounce: eye-double-e) is a professional body
of electrical engineers. Founded in 1871
, IEE is the largest professional engineering society in Europe and has a worldwide membership of just under 140,000. A similar organisation IEEE
exists in the United States
- "These men and women, who have joined together to promote the advancement of electrical, electronic and manufacturing science and engineering, range from students to the most distinguished and highly qualified members of the profession."
One of its most famous standards is the UK Wiring Regulations, now adopted as BS76717671
The society promotes professional electrical engineering and many of its members are accredited with the Chartered Engineer title.