The following universal and professional competences are provided by the АРЕС Engineer Standard, agreed upon with the requirements of International Engineering Alliance (IEA) and described in Graduate Attributes and Professional Competences:
Meaningful approach to universal knowledge application (an individual shall have comprehensive and advanced knowledge, as well as he/she shall be ready to use it as a base for good practice).
Meaningful approach to local knowledge application (an individual shall have comprehensive and advanced knowledge specific for practice in the Russian Federation, as well as he/she shall be ready to use it as a base for good practice).
Engineering problems analysis (an individual shall be ready to identify, examine and analyse complex engineering problems).
Design and development of solutions to engineering problem (an individual shall be ready to design and develop solutions to complex engineering problems).
Engineering activity evaluation (an individual shall understand the importance of complex engineering activity, evaluate the outcomes and impacts of complex activities).
Social responsibility (an individual shall be ready to demonstrate his/her responsibility for social, cultural and ecological consequences of complex engineering activity taking into account sustainable development).
Legal and regulatory awareness (an individual shall follow all relevant legal and regulatory requirements and protect public health and safety in performing his/her activities)
Engineering ethics compliance (an individual shall be ready to carry out engineering activity in compliance with the Code of Professional Engineer Ethics).
Engineering activity management (an individual shall be ready to manage one or several types of complex engineering activity either partially or in full).
Ability to communicate effectively (an individual shall be able to communicate effectively with all participants involved in complex engineering activity).
Life-long learning (an individual shall understand the need for continuing professional development, and pursue mastering professional competences on a regular basis).
Exercise of judgement (an individual shall recognise complexity and assess alternatives in the context of competing requirements and incomplete knowledge, exercise sound judgement in the course of his/her complex activities).
Responsibility for engineering decisions (an individual shall be partly or fully responsible for decisions that he or she makes when carrying out complex engineering activity).
Requirements to especial competences necessary for carrying out practical engineering activity in certain fields that are included into the list and agreed upon with The APEC Engineer Manual are set by the Examination Commissions of the APEC Engineer Certification Center.