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Education

ICE West Midlands works to promote civil engineering to young people, helping them learn about the profession and supporting those who have chosen to study civil engineering subjects.

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.

Our volunteers are passionate about our industry and want to inspire the next generation of civil engineers. They visit schools to give careers advice and support engineering-themed activities for young people.

Looking for inspiring resources to use in school?

We have a range of multimedia resources for teachers, careers advisers, parents, and volunteer ICE ambassadors.

So if you want an activity for a class or club – something hands-on, that's tried and tested – you'll find it here. We also have PowerPoint presentations, videos, careers information and useful links to lots more.

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

ICE volunteers are available to visit schools across the region to help young people learn about civil engineering.

Our Balancing Bridges activity is intended to show how civil engineers have to balance forces during the construction of a bridge like the Queensferry crossing (which is a cable-stayed bridge). It also teaches participants how good communication is vital to civil engineers working in teams.

Our Propping up Pisa activity uses the famous structure of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to teach participants about the importance of building structures on suitable ground conditions.

To find out more about educational activities in the West Midlands contact us at: [email protected] or +44 (0)121 227 5949.

Our STEM ambassadors also support careers days and provide presentations - to get young people interested in the profession and to inspire the next generation of civil engineers.

ICE volunteers visit schools across the region to help young people learn about civil engineering.

Need help planning your lessons?

We have a range of resources for teachers and those wanting to visit schools that help explain the role of civil engineering and inspire young learners.

Find our more about some of the activities we've carried out in the region. If you've got any questions, or are interested in running an event then please contact us.

Education & resources

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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Opportunities in your region

ICE West Midlands has strong links with every higher education institution in the region that offers accredited engineering courses.

It's Graduates & Students Committee organises a wide range of events - many of which are free - with universities and colleges to encourage students to join in, and to develop their knowledge and skills.

ICE West Midlands has close ties with the following institutions in the region:

Universities

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