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IMI rolls out AAE award for automotive engineers


Following the successful launch of Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) this year, as well as gaining licensed member status of the Engineering Council (ECUK), the Institute has found it necessary to clarify the positioning of its highest level automotive engineering award - MAE (Master Automotive Engineer).

In order that IMI members can continue to benefit from this additional recognition, the Institute’s Council has agreed that this award should complement both ECUK’s qualification structure and also the highest level of accreditation afforded by ATA - Master Technician.

With immediate effect, therefore, the IMI’s existing engineering awards of Licentiate Automotive Engineer (LAE) and Master Automotive Engineer (MAE) have been re-classified into one single award:

Advanced Automotive Engineer (AAE)

Through the introduction of AAE, IMI members are offered a clear distinction of their professional credentials which, alongside ATA and our association with ECUK, is designed to further raise the status of highly skilled individuals within the retail motor sector.

The IMI's other award of Certificated Automotive Engineer (CAE) remains unaffected.

Any questions regarding this should be directed to the IMI’s membership services team.