Member of ICE (MICE)

A member of ICE at an ICE event

Becoming a qualified member of ICE (MICE) is a great achievement and gives you international recognition for your knowledge, ability and skills.

Why should I join?

As a MICE , you'll receive many benefits including:

  • The opportunity to become professionally registered with the Engineering Council as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered (CEng) Engineer
  • An internationally recognised qualification which shows that your knowledge and skills are of a very high standard. It also increases your career and salary prospects
  • Free or discounted places at technical civil engineering events and industry conferences
  • Opportunities for networking and socialising with colleagues across the world
  • A vast range of online and hard copy library resources and recorded lectures, so you can continue to learn, get guidance from best practice and keep up-to-date
  • Free subscription to New Civil Engineer, with Daily Fix news bulletins, a Weekly Wrap email, and a monthly magazine in print or digital

Who's it for?

The grade MICE is available to people working in a range of industry areas. Our members work for a diverse range of employers and clients, delivering projects across the globe.

To achieve the MICE grade, you'll need to possess the right level of qualification, possess a minimum level of experience, and be able to confidently demonstrate your learning and experience to your peers.

Because our members come from such a vast array of backgrounds and with very different experiences, we've tailored the grade of MICE to meet your needs. Whether you're:

  • Already an experienced civil engineer looking to take your career to the next level
  • Professionally qualified outside of the UK
  • Just starting out in the industry
  • Find out more about becoming a Member and achieving your professional qualification.

Meet our members

Click on the profiles below to find out why some of our current members have become MICE qualified and how it helps them in their careers.

  • Orla McGirr CEng MICE

    Orla McGirr

    What I love about being a civil engineer is doing something that improves people’s quality of life. I also enjoy the opportunity to interact with others. That gives me real job satisfaction.

    I started working for Doran Consulting after a placement as a student at Queen’s University Belfast. Now I'm a chartered civil engineer with their water team.

    In my current role I’ve been working on the Northern Ireland Water Professional Services Framework. This has meant getting involved in a wide range of tasks including project management, procurement, design co-ordination and appraisals for feasibility studies. I've also had to ensure client satisfaction at every stage.

    At home, I'm a mum to two children under the age of three and also an avid sports enthusiast, which makes my weekends pretty busy.

    I had always been motivated to gain a professional qualification and was able to get on a company training scheme. My employer gave me a high level of support and I gained lots of relevant experience, which helped me to pass my review in 2009.

    Becoming MICE has definitely been a highlight of my career. There are many benefits to doing it: I think it helps you to become a well-rounded engineer. It also sets you on the right path to continue your professional development. That is vital in this job where you have to keep up with the fast pace of industry change.

    My qualification has not only increased my career prospects but my confidence as well.

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  • Debabrata Paul CEng MICE

    Debabrata Paul

    Science and its application have fascinated me since I was a child. I even built a short gravel road and septic tank for our home which was not served by public works when I was still in junior school.

    Currently, I’m based in India with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and lead a design delivery team of 30-plus engineers and technicians working to support infrastructure projects in the UK.

    I have enjoyed a 20 year career as a civil engineer in the transport sector, working around the world on a range of projects from road schemes, motorways, major interchanges to light rail projects.

    The most challenging were the designs of Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route in the UK as road design engineer, and Western Freeway Sea Link to provide a link between Worli and Haji Ali along the western sea-coast of Mumbai, India as deputy project manager. The latter was particularly challenging with the involvement of multiple stakeholders including several government agencies, developers, local and international contractors and citizen groups.

    CEng MICE definitely gave me a competitive edge as the Institution of Civil Engineers is internationally recognised. Being a Chartered Member is a great honour, and gives me a qualification that is greatly valued and respected wherever I go.

    Having achieved CEng MICE, I now support and mentor young engineers as a supervising civil engineer for ICE, a role I thoroughly enjoy. In future, I hope to continue to work on challenging engineering projects and I also aspire to be an ICE Fellow at some point.

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How much does it cost?

The costs of MICE membership depends on where you're based:

  • £325.50 per year (UK members)
  • £243.75 per year (non-UK members)

If you're earning less than £17,076 a year, you might qualify for a reduced membership rate of £70.50.

Find out more and apply

Our online tool will help guide you through the process of becoming a MICE. Once you've signed up for a free MyICE account, we can provide you with personalised membership content, detailing exactly what you'll need to do to reach your goal.

Begin your application

Is MICE for me?

The MICE grade is the best qualification if you’re working as a civil engineer in a wide range of industry areas. We offer a number of different ways to allow you to join, recognising your previous experience and professional qualifications.

Our online tool and free personalised advice, will help guide you to the right kind of membership for your personal circumstances.

Begin your application