... is that Engineering institutions seem to care more about lining their pockets with money than actually improving the trade.
When is the last time you heard of an Engineer getting "dis-barred"?
I for one see no value in a formal Engineering title or certification in any capacity. Customers don't seem to care enough about it, and even if they did, so-called Engineers are just as likely to fail their projects as non-Engineers.
Ironically, I studied Software Engineering in University but am not allowed to use the Engineering title because I refuse to pay fees to my local Engineering institution. They provide no value.