Sectors and disciplines

In the Professional Registration structure both the discipline and the workfield, or ‘sector’ of an engineer, are taken into account. These sectors cover several disciplines and industries. Engineers from different disciplines in the same sector may share expertise and develop knowledge, leading to innovation. At the same time engineers from the same disciplines working in different sectors can also inspire each other. We want to create a structure and a community that stimulates these interactions, both within the Netherlands and internationally.


When applying for professional registration, an engineer will decide which of the disciplines represents their expertise.
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Agro engineering
  • Applied mathematics
  • Applied physics
  • Artificial Intelligence engineering
  • Automotive engineering
  • Biotechnical engineering
  • Building and Urbanism engineering
  • Chemical and process engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical and electronics engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Industrial design engineering
  • Industrial engineering and Manufacturing
  • Information and Software engineering
  • Marine engineering
  • Materials science and engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Medical engineering
  • Power and Energy engineering
  • Safety and security engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Systems engineering
  • Transport engineering


The structure is divided into four main sectors. The choice for these sectors is based on domains relevant to industry.
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    Infrastructure and building

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    Marine and offshore

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    High tech systems

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