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Infrastructure engineer (IEng or CEng MICE)

Showcase your competence and professional commitment as a professionally qualified infrastructure engineer with ICE.

Infrastructure engineers can become Incorporated Engineers with ICE (IEng MICE), or apply for our legally protected title Chartered Infrastructure Engineer (CEng MICE). These qualifications offer recognition for a broad family of engineers that play a vital role in delivering our infrastructure.

Infrastructure engineers can apply to become Incorporated Engineers with ICE (IEng MICE), or for our Chartered Infrastructure Engineer title.

The Chartered Infrastructure Engineer title is legally protected. Both Chartered Infrastructure Engineer and Incorporated Engineer are underpinned by UK Engineering Council standards. The eligibility and qualifying process adheres to the same UKSPEC standards as those for civil engineers. They lead to registration as an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council and use of the post-nominals IEng MICE or CEng MICE.

The qualifications are for engineers from other branches of engineering who work alongside civil engineers in delivering infrastructure projects.

The titles allow ICE to recognise engineering professionalism and competence across a broader family of engineers that play a vital role in delivering our infrastructure.

We will be piloting a limited number of infrastructure EngTech reviews in 2024 (these are already fully subscribed), before offering reviews to all in 2025.

We can work with you in advance to offer guidance and advice, so please let us know if you are interested. We’d like to hear from you!

By attaining incorporated or chartered status, infrastructure engineers will boost their career prospects. ICE professional qualifications validate your abilities and are internationally recognised as a demonstration of excellence and a commitment to life-long learning and the highest standards.

Beyond our professional qualifications, ICE membership provides unique opportunities to build a successful career; tailored CPD content, volunteering roles to build your skillset, a global network of over 95,000 members, knowledge, training, industry insight, thought leadership and a voice that influences policy makers and shapes society.

Employers benefit significantly. Having Incorporated Engineers and Chartered Infrastructure Engineers on your team will give your organisation a competitive advantage, assuring clients that your staff are highly skilled and will deliver projects on time and on budget.

A professionally qualified workforce shows your commitment to the highest standards of professional excellence, and demonstrates the competence of those responsible for creating the infrastructure society relies on.

The qualifications will assist employers to plan, design and maintain our infrastructure. The ICE attributes confirm that engineers can support, manage and lead projects, solve engineering challenges, apply sound engineering theory, deploy the most appropriate engineering methods and technologies, enhance welfare, health and safety, and deliver against sustainable objectives.

The standards individuals must meet to become professionally qualified as an Incorporated Engineer or a Chartered Infrastructure Engineer are set out in the ICE Attributes. In addition, they must demonstrate they have a sound underpinning knowledge and understanding, for example via an accredited engineering degree.

The Professional Review consists of a review of a candidate’s documentary evidence of competence and professional commitment, a written test known as the Communication Task, and an interview with two (or in some cases three) professionally qualified peers.

The assessment is made against seven ICE attributes covering the understanding and practical application of engineering, management and leadership, commercial ability, health safety and welfare, sustainable development, communication and interpersonal skills, and professional commitment.

The candidate is matched with reviewers who are familiar with their area of infrastructure (e.g. transport, water, energy, etc.), engineering discipline (digital, mechanical, electrical, etc.) and employment type (consultant, contractor, client, academic).

This is the same assessment standard and methodology as followed for civil engineers – but applied to engineers from other disciplines involved in infrastructure delivery. At least one reviewer will be a civil engineer to ensure standards are applied consistently across civil and infrastructure engineer reviews.

Contact our membership team to find out if our professional qualifications for infrastructure engineers are the ideal option for you, and for expert advice on your next step:

T: +44 (0)121 227 5948
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If you are recently working in a role which would allow you to demonstrate your technical knowledge and understanding against engineering subjects that act as the foundation of civil engineering (i.e. structures, materials, hydraulics or geotechnics) then you should apply to become an Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Civil Engineer.

An engineer who passes an ICE Chartered Professional Review and registers with Engineering Council can add the letters ‘CEng’ (Chartered Engineer) and ‘MICE’ (professionally qualified member of ICE) after their name. In addition, they can use the relevant protected title with their post-nominals:

  • CEng MICE Chartered Civil Engineer
  • CEng MICE Chartered Infrastructure Engineer

An engineer who passes an ICE Incorporated Professional Review and registers with Engineering Council can add the letters ‘IEng’ (Incorporated Engineer) and ‘MICE’ (professionally qualified member of ICE) after their name. Both civil and infrastructure engineers can use the IEng MICE post-nominals.

Yes, if they are professionally qualified with another professional body.

AMICE is a knowledge grade aimed at professionals who are involved in civil engineering and wish to network with those 95,000 members operating in the sector. It is not a professional qualification.

If they are not qualified yet, they can join ICE as a Student or Graduate member and work towards becoming professionally qualified as an infrastructure engineer.

Discuss your membership options with us today

Contact our membership team to find out if our professional qualifications for infrastructure engineers are the ideal option for you, and for expert advice on your next step.