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This page explains how to become an ICE member (MICE) at incorporated (IEng) or chartered engineer (CEng) level through the Technical Report Route. Find out how the process works, what you need to do and how you’ll be assessed.
The Technical Report Route is for engineers who want to become members (MICE) – at incorporated (IEng) or chartered (CEng) level – but don't have the right academic qualifications.
Instead, you show how your work-based experience gives you the same level of engineering knowledge and skills as someone who is educationally qualified for the grade. The usual qualifications are:
If you have the right qualifications you should apply through the standard Professional Review.
We ask you to write two reports and to attend two interviews (an Academic Review and a Professional Interview).
If you choose the Technical Report Route, you'll also need to find a mentor to guide and support you through each stage. Your mentor will be an experienced engineer who understands the process.
This page gives an outline of the steps involved in applying for the Technical Report Route. If you decide this is the right option for you, you should also read our guidance, which gives details of what's involved at each stage.
The Technical Report Route is made up of three main stages:
For the first step you'll need to send us several documents, so we can check you're ready to apply. These are:
There's also a non-refundable fee for this stage, which you can pay online.
This is where you send us your technical report and experience report. These will show us how your experience has given you the skills and knowledge you need for this grade of membership. You'll also need three sponsors to support your application.
There are two parts to your Review submission. Initially, you need to send us:
After you've sent these, we'll tell you who your reviewers will be at the Review (final stage). You'll then need to send the reviewers your:
Your Review takes place on one day and is split into three parts:
*With effect from 1 January 2020 all candidates sitting the Technical Report Route will be required to undertake a Written Exercise regardless of amount of experience they have.
To find out more about the Technical Report Route, contact the Technical Report Route team on +44 (0) 20 7665 2344 or email [email protected].
For help and assistance in completing your application, watch our online videos hosted by membership experts.
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If you've got any questions about the Review, or you're struggling with an application, then we're here to help.
E: [email protected]
T: +44(0) 207 665 2344
1. If my initial application isn’t approved, do I have to pay the application fee again when I send a new application?
No. You won’t have to pay the fee again, as long as you send us your new application within a year of receiving your result letter.
2. How long does the whole process take?
The initial stage may take from 6-12 weeks. This is largely because the Technical Report Route reviewers are volunteers. If your initial application is approved, and once you receive your approval letter, you have up to 12 months to apply for the next stage.
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