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Professional Bodies

The Professional Institutions who approve, collaborate with and support OPEN are listed below.  OPEN facilitates the communication of Oman-specific information between members of these institutions and leverages the knowledge and experience of their members.

Oman Society of Engineers (OSE):  The only Professional Engineering Body, recognised by the Government of Oman to represent Engineers, Architects & Quantity Surveyors living in Oman. It was formed in 2001 with a current membership of c 2,500. For more details and how to become a member, please follow the link: www.ose.org.om

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS): RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the valuation, development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Its name promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to markets and effecting positive change in the built and natural environments. RICS celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2018. Founded in London on 15 June 1868, RICS is today a leading global professional body with over 125,000 accredited professionals served by a network of offices around the world. For more details and how to become a member, please visit: www.rics.org

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI):  Established in 1914 and granted a Royal Charter in 1959, the RTPI champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. It represents over 24,000 members worldwide, supporting them throughout their careers. It shapes planning policy, raises professional standards and is the only body in the UK to confer Chartered status to planners, the highest professional qualification. For more details and how to become a member, please follow the link:  www.rtpi.org.uk

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA): Established in 1834 and granted its Royal Charter in 1837, the RIBA is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious architectural institutions. A membership body with over 42,000 members worldwide, it promotes and supports the highest standards in architecture, architectural education, codes of conduct, ethics and practice. For more details and how to become a member, please follow the link: www.architecture.com

Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET):  The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions, it is also the most multidisciplinary, to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century. With over 168,000 members in 150 countries, the IET has a heritage that goes back as far as 1874; it was granted its Royal Charter in 1921. The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members: engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers. For more information and details of how to become an IET member, please click on the following link: www.theiet.org

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE): Founded by George Stephenson in 1847 and granted a Royal Charter in 1930. Its current membership exceeds 115,000 worldwide. For more details and how to become a member, please follow the link: www.imeche.org

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE): Founded in 1818 and granted a Royal Charter in 1828, ICE is the world’s oldest professional engineering body, and one of the world’s leading civil engineering institutions. With its 200th anniversary in 2018, ICE has over 91,000 in 150 countries worldwide. For more details and how to become a member, please follow the link: www.ice.org.uk

Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE): Founded in 1922 and granted a Royal Charter in 1957. Its current membership exceeds 40,000 worldwide.  For more details and how to become a member, please follow the link: www.icheme.org

Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE): Founded in 1908 and granted a Royal Charter in 1934. Its current membership exceeds 31,000 with representation in over 105 countries. It is the world’s largest professional body solely focussed on structural engineering. For more details and how to become a member, please follow the link: www.istructe.org