EDUCATIONAL BASE

To apply for ICE membership you need to have certain academic qualifications and experience, which differs depending on the grade of membership.  This is explained in further detail below.

If you do not have any qualifications but have experience in civil engineering, you can apply for membership through the Technical Report Route.

STUDENT MEMBER

You can apply to become a student member of the ICE if you are studying an engineering or engineering-related course at university or college.

If you’re studying for a diploma or undertaking an apprenticeship, it must be in engineering or construction.

Student membership is FREE.

More details can be found here.

GRADUATE MEMBER

To become a graduate member, you will need the following relevant qualifications depending on the membership grade:

ICE Member (MICE) and registration with the Engineering Council as a Chartered Engineer (CEng)

You will need one of the following:

  • Accredited integrated MEng or bachelor's degree

  • Accredited BEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) (or a qualification which is assessed to be of equivalent standard), as well as further learning to top up the qualification to master’s level. This could be an accredited MSc or Engineering Doctorate (EngD) – a list of accredited further learning programmes can be found here

  • Accredited degrees in engineering, started in 1999 or before, may meet the requirements for CEng registration. Use the following course search tool to find out.

To find out if your course is accredited, use the following course search tool.  If your course is not listed, then please email aqp@ice.org.uk for assistance.

If you have an overseas degree or diploma that’s not accredited, then apply to have your qualifications assessed to confirm if they meet the minimum standard.

 

ICE Member (MICE) and registration with the Engineering Council as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng)

You will need one of the following:

  • Accredited BEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering or engineering, or a qualification of equivalent standard (after it has been assessed as meeting the minimum standard)

  • Accredited integrated MEng degree

  • Approved Higher Diploma or foundation degree, with additional study to top up the qualification to bachelor's level – this is known as further learning

  • An approved NVQ4 or SVQ4, plus further learning to top up your qualification to degree level

  • A Higher Apprenticeship, plus further learning to top up your qualification to degree level

  • Accredited degrees, Higher National Diplomas or Higher National Certificates in engineering, started in 1999 or before, may meet the requirements for IEng registration. Use our course search for more details

To find out if your course is accredited, use the following course search tool.  If your course is not listed, then please email aqp@ice.org.uk for assistance.

If you have an overseas degree or diploma that’s not accredited, then apply to have your qualifications assessed to confirm if they meet the minimum standard.

ICE Technician Member (MICE) and registration with the Engineering Council as an Engineering Technician (EngTech)

You will need one of the following:

  • An Advanced/Modern Apprenticeship or other approved work-based learning programmes

  • BTEC/SQA National Certificate or Diploma in one of the construction pathways, or an approved Scottish/National Vocational Qualification (S/NVQ) at Level 3-6

  • Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering for Technicians (Institution of Civil Engineers) (QCF)

  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (QCF) – this used to be called a BTEC National Diploma

  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (QCF) – this used to be called a BTEC National Certificate

  • National Diploma or Certificate in Civil Engineering

  • Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering pathway), or Engineering

  • An approved higher qualification, such as a foundation degree in Civil Engineering or Engineering

  • An approved NVQ3 or SVQ3

To find out if your course is accredited, use the following course search tool.  If your course is not listed, then please email aqp@ice.org.uk for assistance.

If you have an overseas degree or diploma that’s not accredited, then apply to have your qualifications assessed to confirm if they meet the minimum standard.

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