Further learning can help you meet the educational requirements for becoming and incorporated (IEng) or chartered (CEng) engineer. This could range from improving your on-the-job knowledge to getting another qualification.
Should I do further learning?
It depends on the grade of membership you want to apply for. Here are some examples of qualifications that you may need further learning for, so you can move to IEng or CEng level:
- BEng (Hons) degree – further learning needed to get to CEng level
- BSc (Hons) degree – further learning needed to get to CEng level
- HNC, HND or foundation degree – further learning needed to get to IEng level
You can use ICE's course search tool to check which level you can currently apply for.
How can I do further learning?
There are two options: either in education or at work.
Further learning in education
You can study for another accredited qualification that's needed for IEng or CEng level. For example:
- IEng level – if you have a HNC, HND or foundation degree, you'll need an accredited bachelor degree to become IEng-registered
- CEng level – if you have an IEng-level or undergraduate qualification that's not accredited, you'll need an accredited technical master's (MSc).
Our Academic Qualifications Panel will decide if your qualifications are suitable for CEng registration. Even if you have a CEng-accredited bachelor degree, you'll still need to do further learning to become CEng-qualified.
How can I find an accredited further learning programme?
The Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) website has a list of accredited courses for:
Other postgraduate qualifications could also count towards your further learning. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Further learning at work
The knowledge you've gained at work can help you to become professionally qualified. It can bridge the gap between the qualifications you already have and what you need for IEng or CEng. There are three ways you can do further learning at work:
1. Further learning through your job
- Employers sign you up to a programme (approved by JBM) and give you the support of a supervisor
- This programme lets you plan, record and show how specific work experiences contribute to your new knowledge
- It's different to an ICE-approved training scheme, which helps you complete your initial professional development (IPD).
Please check whether your company offers further learning. Find out more about further learning through your employer.
Once you have completed your approved programme of academic study, please email a certified copy of your degree certificate and course transcript to email@example.com.
2. Further learning arranged by you
- This option is also work-based but graduates have minimal support from a supervisor – usually because a further learning programme isn't on offer
- It's very similar to an employer programme, except ICE's Academic Qualifications Panel assesses and monitors the process (not JBM)
Find out more about arranging your own further learning.
3. Technical report and interview
- This option involves writing a technical report and having an interview (ICE's Technical Report Route)
- It gives you a good opportunity to show you have the right experience and know-how.
Read about the pros and cons of doing further learning for incorporated engineer (IEng) and chartered engineer (CEng).