Become a Member of Institution of Civil Engineers - UK
At a time when much infrastructure and other development projects are
envisaged in the near future, there will be ample opportunities for
Civil Engineers to contribute towards same.
The four Engineering Faculties of Sri Lankan Universities would be
producing over 300 graduates together with the Institution of Engineers,
Sri Lanka producing the graduate equivalents. Whether these numbers
would be sufficient or whether we will have to import Civil Engineering
graduates from overseas such as during the period of accelerated
Mahaweli development should be a matter of great concern.
There are also many mid-level Civil Engineering Technologists
aspiring to be Civil Engineers for whom avenues are gradually opening
Furthermore, whether local Engineering Consultants and contractors
like it or not there will be influx of foreign Civil Engineering
organisations bidding for such undertakings.
Therefore, it is opportune that those who aspire to serve in such
projects consider qualifying for ICE Membership and Engineering Council
UK registration as CEng MICE, IEng MICE or EngTech MICE, pursue the
various avenues that require the successful achievement of three stages:
The ICE numbers indicated and other details are available on the ICE
website: www.ice.org.uk (See table 1)
An accredited course is one that has been audited as having satisfied
all or part of the required educational base.
To ensure a qualification is accredited it is possible to visit
firstname.lastname@example.org giving relevant details including the title of the
qualification(s), awarding institution(s) and dates of study.
ICE also welcomes applications for membership from those who have not
followed the standard route. Candidates who have undertaken academic
study outside the UK leading to a non-accredited qualification will
normally take the following route unless they come within the categories
The outcome of the procedures in boxes will either indicate
satisfactory progression to the next stage or will give advice on any
further study or training required. (See table 2)
Application dates and locations can be found in the ICE Key Dates
webpage. Application fees and annual subscription fees can be found in
the Fees webpage.
It is important that the aspirants are aware of the sponsorship
requirements for Professional Review as stated in ICE 3123. It will be
necessary to identify suitable sponsors at the earliest opportunity so
as not to delay the application process.
Of course, there are other routes currently available for ICE
Membership such as the;
* Technical Report Route - for those who either have no formal
academic qualifications, or whose qualifications do not fully meet the
requirement for MICE: These details are available in the website
* Mutual Exemption Agreements - For professionally qualified civil
engineers who are full members of selected non-UK professional
institutions: details for which could be obtained by visiting
* European Directive Route - for those professionally qualified
engineers and technicians from within the EU: the details are available
by visiting the website http://www.ice.org.uk/joining/joining_european.asp
Although brain-drain is not encouraged, those Sri Lankans who wish to
obtain overseas civil engineering experience and exposure, having the
ICE Membership would be an advantage. Finally, to obtain further
information on other routes it will be possible by visiting the website
www.ice.org.uk/joining/joining_other.asp and any further details by
communicating with the author on email: email@example.com
The writer is Sri Lanka’s Country Representative for ICE-UK