Mathematics and science are very important in civil engineering. Without civil engineers we would not be able to work out how much material was needed to build something. We also wouldn’t be able to decide if a piece of land was strong enough to support the world’s tallest building!
Different routes to becoming a civil engineer
To be a civil engineer is mathematics + science = civil engineering
Starting with mathematics and science is a great way to make sure you are on the right path to becoming a civil engineer. After GCSEs there are lots of options for you to take. Have a look at the diagram below and see which option suits you best.
When you are ready to further your education through university, we recommend that you consult the UCAS website and the universities of your choice directly for their entry requirements. Remember, each university will have different entry requirements.
ICE offers you free student membership during your higher or further education. We will give you lots of help and support to help you become a brilliant civil engineer. Our Staff Liaison Officer (SLO) can give you further advice and support on this.
We recommend that you choose an accredited course from one of the universities listed on our course search tool, you’ll be on the fast track to becoming a professionally qualified member of ICE.