The Objects of the Institution are:

To promote the education and training of persons whether resident in the United Kingdom or elsewhere in all matters relating to diagnostic engineering and allied technologies.
To establish and maintain contacts with persons and/or organisations concerned with the employment of diagnostic engineers and consultants.
To arrange consortia of specialist diagnostic engineers to perform specific advisory/consultancy projects as required.
To develop the science, practice and business of diagnostic engineering and allied technologies.
To encourage and improve the technical, financial, business, managerial and general knowledge of all persons engaged in the practice of fault and failure diagnosis, condition monitoring, post-mortem examination, accident investigation and allied activities.
To compile and classify information and particulars relating to the expert services rendered by members of the Institution.
To disseminate information and particulars relating to the expert services rendered by members of the Institution.
To stimulate efficiency in diagnosis and to elevate the position of those connected therewith in skilled practical employment.
To foster intelligent appreciation of the facilities existing for the provision of education and research.
To facilitate the exchange of information, ideas and practice by the publishing of such information as shall be of interest to diagnostic engineers.
To render advice and aid in the exploitation of inventions and to make known their nature and merits.
To assist in obtaining employment and to help engineers and others to find competent staff.
Definition: A ‘Diagnostic Engineer’ shall be 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.

Motivation: Employers are invited to recognise that persons who have joined have shown distinguished interest in developing and extending their technical skill.

Rewards: Prizes up to £1000 in value together with commemoration plaques are offered annually for the best brief accounts of interesting diagnostic cases.

Activities: The Institution shall arrange and subsidise:
Local, national and international events of benefit to members
Regular Newsletters to members
Regular notices of services available from members which will be distributed (free of charge to members) to interested parties.
A Membership Certificate is issued to all members.