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Education

If you're thinking about a career in civil engineering, or would like to find out more about it, ICE is here to help.

We can give advice and guidance if you're wondering what subjects to study at school, college or university.

We also provide resources and support for teachers, and other people looking to promote civil engineering.

ICE North West has a wide range of materials for people living in the region and working with local schools and colleges.

Looking for inspiring resources to use in school?

We have a range of multimedia resources for teachers, careers advisers, parents, and volunteer ICE ambassadors.

So if you want an activity for a class or club – something hands-on, that's tried and tested – you'll find it here. We also have PowerPoint presentations, videos, careers information and useful links to lots more.

Education & resources

Tomorrow's Engineers logo

ICE also works with Tomorrow's Engineers, which provides clear information on careers in engineering.

The Tomorrow's Engineers careers materials:

  • Are mainly aimed 11 to 14 year olds
  • Show what young people can achieve by studying maths and physics
  • Tell you about the huge range of careers available in engineering
  • Explain the different ways to get an engineering career

Tomorrow's Engineers

In your region

We carry out a range of activities with schools and colleges across the region to help inspire young people and promote civil engineering as a career choice.

If you’re an ICE North West member doing an educational visit or activity, do get in touch to see what resources we have available - contact us at [email protected]

Please note, all our volunteers must have valid DBS checks for STEM engagement.

We encourage ICE volunteers to be STEM registered - find out more about becoming a STEM Ambassador.

Joanna Bateman, an ICE North West volunteer, was inspired by an engineer and is now in the profession herself:

"I didn't know what civil engineering was until I spoke to someone at an open day, just before I started university. This really enthusiastic woman inspired me so much that I decided to find out more and eventually became a civil engineer myself. I love being a civil engineer and I want to inspire young people to get involved, in the same way as that engineer inspired me."

Highlighting some of the projects in your region

The North West is a diverse region with a rich engineering heritage that can be traced back to the Industrial Revolution.

There is a true mix of rural and urban with major cities, networks, airports, docks and canals as well as areas of outstanding natural beauty.

We’re a region of firsts including the world's first passenger inter-city railway - the Liverpool and Manchester Railway - and the UK’s first section of motorway - the Preston Bypass in Lancashire - now part of the M6 motorway.

We have a host of civil engineering case studies from bridges, roads and ports to roller coasters, towers and the biggest and most powerful telescope of its time.

Take a look at some of the schemes below and be inspired...

What do you need to do to become a civil engineer?

If you're interested in a university or college course in civil engineering, it's important to make sure that the course you choose is 'accredited'. This means that it meets the Engineering Council's quality and curriculum standards.

Having accredited academic qualifications will make it easier for you to become professionally qualified as a chartered engineer (CEng), incorporated engineer (IEng), or engineering technician (EngTech).

Use our course search to find accredited courses throughout the UK.

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Opportunities in your region

ICE North West has strong links with higher education institution in the region that offers accredited engineering courses.

It's Graduates & Students Committee organises a wide range of events - many of which are free - with universities and colleges to encourage students to join in, and to develop their knowledge and skills.

ICE North West has close ties with the following institutions in the region:

Universities

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