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Education

If you're thinking about a career in civil engineering, or would like to find out more about it, ICE is here to help.

We can give advice and guidance if you're wondering what subjects to study at school, college or university.

We also provide resources and support for teachers, and other people looking to promote civil engineering.

ICE London has a wide range of materials for people living in the region and working with local schools and colleges.

Looking for inspiring resources to use in school?

We have a comprehensive range of resources aimed at all student ages to help you show and explain what civil engineering is, why it's important and what you need to do to become a civil engineer.

These activities have been designed to be done in the home using house-hold items for ages 4 upwards, with add-on challenges for 11-16s and 16-18s. Some parental supervision required.

So, if you want an activity for a class or club - something hands-on, that's tried and tested – you'll find it here.

Education & resources

Tomorrow's Engineers logo

ICE also works with Tomorrow's Engineers, which provides clear information on careers in engineering.

The Tomorrow's Engineers careers materials:

  • Are mainly aimed 11 to 14 year olds
  • Show what young people can achieve by studying maths and physics
  • Tell you about the huge range of careers available in engineering
  • Explain the different ways to get an engineering career

Tomorrow's Engineers

In your region

Find out more about how we've been working with organisations across South East England to promote civil engineering to young people.

Want to get involved?

ICE members attended 57 STEM careers events and engaged with more than 3,350 school children in the South East last year.

To celebrate Tomorrow's Engineers Week, ICE members took part in a talk explaining what engineers do at Chalfont Community College, a careers speed networking event at The Downs School and an interactive careers fair at Addington School. Tomorrow's Engineers Week is a campaign organised by industry and the government to raise the profile of engineering and help young people find out about the exciting and rewarding careers the industry has to offer.

ICE South East members also run interactive stands at various events which have included: the Brighton Science Festival, Big Bang Fairs to promote science, technology, engineering and maths, Teen Tech events, the SATRO Festival and the Solent Skills Festival.

ICE members volunteer their time to talk about civil engineering at careers fairs at a number of South East schools which have included: Cherwell School, Royal Grammar School, Little Heath School, Maiden Erlegh, Claverham Community College, Portsmouth Grammar School, Magdalen College School, Edgbarrow School, Ashford School, Aylesford School and Reading Girls School.

Want to get involved?

ICE South East is always looking for more ambassadors, and to visit new schools. If you'd like to become an ambassador, or need help organising an engineering event at your school, then please email [email protected].

Inspire the next generation

What do you need to do to become a civil engineer?

If you're interested in a university or college course in civil engineering, it's important to make sure that the course you choose is 'accredited'. This means that it meets the Engineering Council's quality and curriculum standards.

Having accredited academic qualifications will make it easier for you to become professionally qualified as a chartered engineer (CEng), incorporated engineer (IEng), or engineering technician (EngTech).

Use our course search to find accredited courses throughout the UK.

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