Student membership of ICE

Student's at Imperial College London

Joining ICE as a student member helps you to build your future in civil engineering. It's FREE and you get lots of great benefits like career advice, resources to help you learn about the industry and the chance to meet other civil engineers.

Why join ICE?

Whether you need civil engineering books or articles for your next assignment, or direction on what to do after your course, ICE student membership can help.

As a student member you can:

  • Get advice and support to help you make the right career choices and prepare for a future in civil engineering
  • Find out how becoming an incorporated engineer, a chartered engineer or an engineering technician could give you a great job and salary
  • Make work contacts and learn from experienced civil engineers at ICE events
  • Learn more about civil engineering, innovation and developments through our recorded lectures
  • Get help with your course by using our online library services: search our vast catalogue, download ebooks, view journals and receive free papers
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest industry news in New Civil Engineer magazine online and through the app
  • Meet other young people through social events, our student groups and Facebook group
  • Use our Ask Brunel! service for the answer to any civil engineering question within 24 hours

Who is student membership for?

You can join us if you're studying:

  • Engineering or an engineering-related course at university or college*
  • Or if you're working on a placement or apprenticeship

*This doesn't include A levels - if you are studying A levels why not check out our 16-19s page which offers advice on what subjects to study and other options to further your study

If you're not already a member, we'd love to welcome you to ICE. Becoming part of our professional association gives you a valuable introduction to the world of civil engineering. It also looks good on your CV/resume.

If you have already completed your studies please visit our graduate member page to find out how to join us.

Meet our members

Want to know more? Hear from some of our student members about why they joined ICE and what they get from their membership.

  • Serban Berariu, student member

    Serban Berariu

    I'm really enjoying my civil engineering degree because I can see how it applies to real life. There are lots of opportunities to get practical first-hand experience through lab tests, field trips and group projects.

    This year I’m learning even more about the industry on a work placement with WSP in Basingstoke (in south central England). I’ve worked on a variety of design jobs. These range from road networks to modelling surface water drainage for a new motorway in Qatar. It’s been an exciting learning curve for me, working with more experienced colleagues and seeing the knowledge I've gained used on current projects.

    I joined ICE to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and opportunities, to add to what I know from my course. As a student member, I like ICE’s events and recorded lectures because I can learn about lots of different topics. For example, I recently did a five-week course on finance in engineering.

    I admire how civil engineers can deal with urgent problems in quietly clever ways. The Elithis Tower in Dijon, France, is the world’s first positive energy tower, but that can slip by unnoticed. The design blends in with its surroundings, but it also drives the environmental performance of the building. This helps to keep energy demands and running costs low.

    Being able to change and improve the world around me makes civil engineering such an exciting profession to be in.

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  • Emma Velterop, student member

    Emma Velterop

    My interest in the built environment was sparked when I lived in Hong Kong. I saw huge areas of land being reclaimed from the sea, and there is an ever-changing skyline. It's interesting how this work affected the economy and environment.

    I’m studying for an MEng in civil engineering at University College London and am really enjoying my course. I especially like ‘scenario weeks’ where we put the theory to the test and complete a whole project. When coursework gets tough, I remind myself that what I learn will help me make positive changes to the lives of other people. So I know it will be worth it in the end!

    If you’re thinking of studying civil engineering my advice is to check the exact course content – it’s a subject with a very broad base, so you’ll want to see what areas each course will focus on. You’ll need maths and physics, but I took art A-level too which has helped with design. It’s good to have a range of interests which give you knowledge you can transfer to your engineering work.

    I like to keep up with what's going on in the industry by going to lectures, which are also great for networking. My ICE membership has opened doors for me and as it’s free there’s really no reason not to be a member.

    Another useful thing was joining the Graduates and Students (G&S) Committee. I've made industry contacts there who might help with finding work placements.

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