About Ordem dos Engenheiros

The Portuguese Engineers Association

The Ordem dos Engenheiros (OE, Portuguese Engineers Association) is a public professional association that dates back to the 19th century, being the heiress of the Portuguese Association of Civil Engineers, founded in 1868.

Its main mission is to contribute to the progress of engineering, stimulating the efforts of its members in scientific, professional and social areas, as well as complying with rules of ethics and professional deontology. It is independent of State bodies and has administrative, financial, scientific and regulatory autonomy.

The Statutes currently governing the OE were approved by Law No. 123/2015, September 2.

On the 31st of December, 2018, the OE had approximately 56.000 members, which makes it one of the largest professional association in Portugal.

The OE is the only Portuguese institution that can assign the professional title of Engineer, granting titles and levels of professional qualification.

Throughout its history, this professional association has been a permanent ally of quality, through the defense of demanding higher education based on accuracy, as well as competent professional practices and respectful of ethics.

In May 1948, the degree of Commander of the Military Order of the Sword and Santiago was awarded to the OE. On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, in November 1986, it was conferred by the President of the Republic the title of Honorary Member of the Order of Infant Dom Henrique for the relevant services rendered to the country. On the occasion of its 75th anniversary, in November 2011 and for similar reasons, the title of Order of Merit was awarded to the Ordem dos Engenheiros by the President of the Republic.

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