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ICE is launching a clearer and smoother pathway to achieving professional qualification as a result of Membership Streamlining.
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Do you have a civil engineering qualification (degree, foundation degree, diploma or higher certificate)? Have you recently graduated? Are you working in the industry? If the answer is yes to any of these, ICE can help to move your career forward.
The best way to show how much you know and can do in your civil engineering role is to become professionally qualified with ICE. Our qualifications are recognised internationally, so you could potentially work anywhere in the world.
More importantly, investing the time and effort needed really pays off. Getting letters after your name is a great feeling. Plus, when you qualify you're also telling employers that you're highly capable and committed. This puts you in a stronger position when it comes to promotion and pay. Watch below, how becoming professionally qualified, as an Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer, Chartered Engineer can help you and your employer.
For most members, there are three stages to becoming qualified. This is based on:
Use the tabs below to find out more about each of the stages you'll need to go through to become qualified.
If you have an approved level 3 diploma or an HND or foundation degree or above you already have the qualifications you need for EngTech. Achieving the EngTech qualification shows your competence as a technician engineer and your commitment to professional standards.
If you have an accredited bachelor's degree, you already have the qualifications you need for IEng.
If you don't have a bachelor's degree, but you have a foundation degree, HNC or HND, you can work towards becoming an incorporated engineer (IEng). You can either follow the technical report route or you'll need to do a period of further learning to bring your qualifications up to the level of education required for IEng, but it's definitely worth it. The IEng title is protected by law, and becoming IEng-qualified shows your current and future employers, clients and peers that you're a competent engineer. It also highlights that you're committed to professional standards.
Chartered engineers need to be highly qualified in their fields. The title CEng is protected by law, as is the title chartered civil engineer, and is one of the most recognisable international engineering qualifications. This means that the educational requirements are demanding.
If you have one of the following, you already have the qualifications you need for CEng:
A course is accredited after the Joint Board of Moderators formally visits the university that offers the course. These visits ensure that courses are at the right standard and that the college or university covers core subjects – such as materials, geotechnics, fluid mechanics and structures.
Unsure whether you have the right qualifications for CEng? Contact us on +44 (0)20 7665 2211 and we'll be happy to advise.
If you went to a UK university or college, simply search for your course on our online database and we'll tell you straightaway if it's accredited by JBM (Joint Board of Moderators). You'll also find details of courses that are covered by international agreements like the Washington Accord, FEANI and EUR-ACE.
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Don't worry, it doesn't mean that your qualifications won't count. We have another way of checking – by asking you to apply for an Academic Assessment. Our panel of experts will assess your qualification against the Engineering Council's requirements and we'll let you know the result by email.
If your qualifications don't meet the requirements, we'll give you advice on how you can top them up, or suggest other ways for you to qualify.
Yes. If you have an accredited undergraduate degree – either a BEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) – you can become chartered. But you'll need to do some 'further learning', or you can use the technical report route.
Further learning is the extra work you need to do to bring your education and experience up to the level for CEng. You can do this in two ways:
Find out more about the next step in becoming professionally qualified.
Step 2 - work experience
Initial professional development (IPD) is where you develop the special skills, knowledge and experience that help you to become professionally qualified.
Your IPD is measured against a set of 'attributes', which you can achieve in three stages:
There are three key ways to complete your IPD:
We've created a database of employers offering training schemes. If your company isn't listed, you can always check with your manager or the person/department responsible for HR.
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Achieving your IPD is a challenge, no matter what approach you take. If you’re a member either on an ICE Training Scheme or Mentor-supported training, IPD Online helps you record and manage your training. You can:
The final step to qualification is taking your Professional Review.
Step 3 - The Professional Review
A Professional Review is the final stage in becoming professionally qualified. This is where you prove that you’ve developed all the right skills to become professionally qualified.
The Professional Review itself is made up of three steps:
Of course. If you’re already a member, we offer a wide range of training opportunities, both free and paid for, that focus on specific areas of the Professional Review. For example, there are special training courses which are run as webinars, and we also organise courses in our UK regions and in some countries. Many graduate and student committees across the world are also active in setting up regular training opportunities.
This information describes what we call the ‘standard’ way of becoming qualified, but there are many others. Each takes into account people's different circumstances. So if you don't think what you’ve read applies to you, or you’re not totally sure about something, don't worry.
We’ve created another online membership tool, which has a series of questions, designed to assess your individual needs. Once you’ve gone through the steps, we'll ask you to sign up for a free MyICE account (for the members-only area of our website). MyICE gives you personalised information about how to achieve the grade of membership you're aiming for.
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Our professional qualification training is here to help you, from advice surgeries to courses in passing your professional review.
This is a fast-track programme to get you preparing your Career Appraisal application in time for your preferred Review date.
This series of workshops provides guidance on how to prepare your application for the professional qualification of Engineering Technician with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
This course is a series of interactive practical sessions designed to clarify the process using the attributes-based application procedure.. They will help you identify appropriate experience(s) and how to document them.
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