The grade of Fellow is the highest and most senior grade of ICE Membership and is reserved for senior civil engineers who have made a significant contribution to the civil engineering profession or have advanced the practice of engineering.

Benefits of becoming a Fellow

As a Fellow of ICE you will receive in addition to the standard Member benefits:

  • Use the designatory letters FICE in recognition of your significant contribution to the profession civil engineering profession
  • Use of the exclusive ICE Fellows’ stamp
  • Eligibility to apply for membership of The Worshipful Company of Engineers*
  • Make valued contribution to national debates by shaping ICE policy, via expert panels, events and online discussions
  • Greater professional recognition of reaching the highest level attainable in your chosen profession
  • The opportunity to ‘give back’ by sharing your expertise and knowledge

* if a Chartered Engineer

Am I eligible to become a Fellow?

You may be eligible to become a Fellow if you are engaged in a position of responsibility in the promotion, planning, design, construction, maintenance or management of important engineering work. This may involve responsibility for a significant portfolio of projects, acknowledged expertise in a technical subject area or delivery of engineering education and training.

Detailed guidance on how to become a Fellow of ICE is available in Routes to Fellowship of Institution of Civil Engineers and in the Fellowship online application checklist, which provides an overview of the process and documentation required in making an application.

You can send us your CV and outline CPD record (to fellowship@ice.org.uk) and we'll tell you if we think there are any areas you might need to work on before you send us your formal application.

Alternatively, you can contact your local Regional Support Team for advice if you reside in the UK or Hong Kong.

Routes to becoming a Fellow

There are two routes through which you can apply to become a Fellow of the Institution:

  • Transfer (if you are a current ICE Member, Associate Member or Technician Member)
  • Direct (If you are not an ICE Member)

For further details on either route to Fellowship please consult Routes to Fellowship of Institution of Civil Engineers..

The assessment process

Once fully completed, your application will be assessed by the Fellowship Panel at their next available meeting. Results will be emailed within 14 days of the meeting. Application closing dates and meeting dates can be found on the key dates page

How to apply

If you believe you meet the eligibility criteria to become a Fellow as documented in Fellowship of the ICE, then you can make an application online.

Find out more about applying to become a Fellow