The Academy is a sister organisation of The Institution of Engineers of Ireland (now trading as Engineers Ireland) It is an independent body and is set up and recognised by the Institution as such. In the pursuit of its objectives it shall be sensitive to, and take full cognisance of, the objects of The Institution of Engineers of Ireland as set out in The Institution of Engineers of Ireland (Charter Amendment) Act 1953. They are as follows:
a) promoting the acquisition of that species of knowledge which appertains to the profession of engineering and advancing engineering science and furthering by all legitimate means the interests of the said profession and of its members.
b) setting up and maintaining proper standards of professional and general education and training for admission to membership or to any category of membership of the Institution, with power to provide and prescribe instruction and courses of study and to conduct examinations for the purpose of maintaining such standards.
c) ensuring that the description “Chartered Engineer” or the use of initials or letters having a similar significance is confined to a category of engineers who have satisfied the Council of their professional competence and experience, or who are authorised so to describe themselves by a professional body recognised by the Council in that behalf.
d) maintaining a proper standard of professional ethics and conduct.
The Academy has developed close relationships with the National Engineering and Technology Academies of the 21 EU member states, who are members of Euro-CASE and the national Engineering Academies of the USA, China, Korea and Australia. The IAE will continue to endeavour to further extend these relationships globally over the coming years.
The Academy has also developed close relationships with the Royal Irish Academy www.ria.ie