HC Deb 21 January 1986 vol 90 cc154-5W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information he has as to the annual production of professional engineers in member states of the European Economic Community, the United States of America and Japan; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Walden

International comparisons of numbers of engineers achieving chartered or equivalent status annually are not available. Estimates of the number of higher education engineering qualifications awardee each year in the United Kingdom together with figures for the other countries referred to are given in the following table.

An average of the population in the age range to which most graduates belong, for example, for the United Kingdom ages 21 to 23¼.

Includes private sector.

║Includes correspondence courses. Estimated graduates in architecture and trade, craft and industrial programmes have been deducted from figures for the engineering group published by UNESCO.


Includes trade, craft and industrial programmes.

▀Universities and equivalent degree granting institutions only.


#Higher education students mainly study outside Luxembourg.

⋆⋆ The basic figures for the United Kingdom do not include students completing courses leading to professional qualifications. Excludes private sector institutions.

‡‡ The enhanced figures for the United Kingdom include first estimates of successful completions of courses leading to professional qualifications in public sector institutions. Excludes private sector institutions.

.. = Not available.