• Community Rules and Guidelines

    The Online Community is provided by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, in order to assist its members and others in sharing and exchanging…
  • How do I choose or update specialisms?

    Selecting a specialism makes it easier to help engineers in your field when they ask questions. Unanswered questions in your specialism are displayed in…
  • How do I manage my subscriptions and notifications?

    When you created your EngX account you were asked what topics you were interested in, and these form the basis of the content you see in the community…
  • How do I update my interests?

    There are a few ways to update your interests, first make sure that you’re logged in. Visit your profile, select 'Edit Profile' and the page will…
  • I'm not able to see my past contributions

    You should be able to find your past contributions by visiting your profile page, accessible via your avatar image in the top right corner. Your contributions…
  • My profile doesn't carry the IET membership badge

    If you are a member of the IET and you've used your IET login details, your profile should carry an IET membership badge. If a membership badge does not…
  • What are Profile Badges and Community Achievements?

    When viewing your own or another IET EngX community member's profile you will notice that there may be a number of badges displayed. Some badges are our…
  • Why update my profile?

    Your profile is not just used to manage how you would like to appear to others in the community, it is also used to filter/focus content within the community…
  • Creating your blog post

    To create and submit a blog post in the IET EngX community, visit the Community Insights page and select the '+ New' button in the header banner. This…
  • Choosing your blog post banner image

    When selecting an image for your blog post in EngX, it's important to choose visuals that complement your content and engage your readers. Below is some…
  • Creating an account on IET EngX

    Visit IET EngX: https://engx.theiet.org/ In the header, click ‘ Log in or register’ and in the pop-up window ‘ Continue to the IET registration site…
  • How can I find out about events?

    Do I have to be logged in to see events? No: you can see a list of all events in EngX at https://engx.theiet.org/c If you are logged in, this page…
  • Planning your blog post

    Writing and submitting blogs posts for the Community Insights blog on EngX is an excellent way to share knowledge, experiences, and innovations with the…
  • Private Messaging

    Private messaging is a way to discuss topics privately, person-to-person or in ad-hoc groups of people. It is live-updated and chat-like, more like a conversation…
  • Helpful answers

    Helpful answers make it easier for community members with the same question to find an answer. As the author of a question, you can choose any reply…
  • Tagging

    When you post in the community you’ll be able to assign topic tags to your content. The topics come from the Engineering Interests list in MyIET , and…
  • What's the difference between a question and a discussion post?

    The main difference is that if you ask a question, you require an answer. If you post a question and no one replies to it, your post will appear under…
  • Writing blog posts for IET EngX

    A blog post is a conversational-style article of at least 500 words. Unlike social media posts, which are short and concise, blog posts allow you to dive…