About Institution of Civil Engineers

The home of civil engineering

Institution of Civil Engineers
United Kingdom

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a charity and international membership organisation established to ‘foster and promote the art and science of civil engineering’. It was founded in 1818 and was granted a royal charter in 1828. Its head office is at One Great George Street in Westminster, London and it now represents approximately 80,000 members worldwide.

The Institution of Civil Engineers is:

  • A qualifying body.
  • A centre of excellence for civil engineering knowledge.
  • A source of advice.
  • A provider of resources to encourage innovation and excellence.
  • A promoter of civil engineering, representing the profession to the wider industry, the press, the public, government, and in consultations.
  • A provider of dispute resolution services.

Members of the ICE can use the letters MICE. In addition, it is possible to become an Associate Member (AMICE), Fellow, Affiliate, Companion, Technician Member (TMICE), graduate member or student member. Members are expected to comply with its Rules of Conduct and to undertake continuing professional development (CPD) as part of their Initial Professional Development (IPD) and throughout their career.

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