Re: So... is he an engineer?
My sister did an electronic engineering degree then when she graduated went to work for BT (British Telecom) here in the UK.
They had a structured route to getting chartered for those entering, so while she specialised in project
management and never did a days 'engineering' in her life, she was chartered before I could have
been. I'm 2 years older, also did electronic engineering, and was actually doing electronic design work for a small company.
Being 'chartered' doesn't mean anything. :-(