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The Institution of Diagnostic Engineers was founded in April 1981 by the late Dr. Ralph Collacott.

We define diagnostic engineering as:
A Diagnostic Engineer is any person capable of contribution to the art or science of determining the existence of a problem in a machine, plant, system or structure and/or appraising the cause(s) of a failure, which may have taken place and/or assessing the condition or vulnerability of such machine, plant, system or structure either during use or while under development.

Interpretation:
It is accepted that through a diagnostic capability or a special knowledge of a failure and deterioration modes, reliabilities and hazards a person will be able to contribute to a satisfactory assessment of the causes of a defect and able to contribute to the identification of remedial action to cure the defect and prevent failure.

Find out what the objectives of the Institution of Diagnostic Engineers are.

If you are a Diagnostic Engineer, we welcome your application for membership no matter where in the world you are, or what industry sector you work in. Click for membership details.