The Council was established by Royal Decree No. 36/m issued on 26/9/1423, as per prime minister's decision no. 226 issued on 13/9/1423. It is a scientific vocational council that aims at developing the engineering profession and anything that will raise and enhance its level and those who work in it. Its tasks include putting bases and criteria for practicing and developing the profession including license terms, setting rules and tests required to abtain vocational degrees, preparing studies and researches, organizing courses, holding seminars and conferences related to the career, as well as providing technical advice as per its field of speciality according to the regulations set by the council's board members.