Institution of Engineers Tanzania (IET)
he Institution of Engineers Tanzania is an engineering society designed to spearhead the interests of the technical cadre and the country for the purpose of spearheading sustainable, ethical and all-encompassing engineering development.
The Institution of Engineers Tanzania (IET) which is a non-profit making, voluntary organisation was registered in 1975 under the Societies Ordnance (1954). Preparations for active take-off of the Institution took almost two years and by Nov. 1977 the Institution started its operations by formally inauguration its first Council. A General Meeting was held and the first Council members and office bearers were elected. Up to 1998, tenure of office was on a yearly basis. As from 1999 amendments to the constitution led to a new Council being elected after every two years.
The Institution has a membership of over 2,500 with 11 classes of membership namely Honorary Fellows, Fellows, Senior Members, Corporate Members, Companions, Associates, Graduates, Associate Graduates, Affiliate members and the student chapter members. The membership is still low given the fact that the country has over 10,000 graduate engineers leave alone the technicians and other categories of the technical cadre who have a role in engineering and are eligible for registration as members.
The Institution of Engineers Tanzania aims at being a leading organisation in the country and beyond that will spearhead the development and integration of engineering, science, technology, public policy and management of resources for sustainable betterment of mankind and the environment.
The Institution of Engineers Tanzania’s mission is “Promotion of Engineering Excellence in Tanzania”.
Aim and Objectives:
The objects and purposes for which the Institution of Engineers Tanzania is constituted are: “to promote the general advancement of the Science and practice of Engineering and its applications, and to facilitate exchange of information and ideas on those subjects amongst the members of the Institution;” and in so doing it promotes engineering excellence in Tanzania. These objectives are pursued by organising the following activities:
- Promoting training and development of engineers.
- Enhance the image of the Institution Cooperating with the engineering and professional bodies nationally and internationally.
- Promoting the status and welfare of the engineers
- Make IET self-sustaining
- Build local capacity in the engineering industry.
- Promoting professional engineering practice and standards in Tanzania.
- Country: Tanzania, United Republic of