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ICE 3005A

Development
Objectives
for Eng Tech TMICE/ AMICE / MICE and IEng MICE / CEng MICE

Route to membership1

Initial Professional Development (IPD)

ICE approved Company Scheme

Self manage

Training Agreement
providing structured training
base to achieve ICEs
Development Objectives,
overseen by an approved mentor
known as a Supervising Civil
Engineer (SCE) nominated by
the employer. Arrangements
regularly audited by ICE staff.

With assistance from a self


appointed mentor (professional
engineer or line manager),
obtain suitable experience to
achieve Development Objectives.
Support and assistance available
from ICE staff.

Training Review

Career Appraisal

Completion of training signed


off by SCE and countersigned by
ICE staff.

Assessment by ICE assessors


to ensure achievement of
Objectives. Advice also given.

Same standard

Consolidation and preparation

Professional Review

1 For Eng Tech TMICE candidates completion of a training scheme/Career Appraisal is optional, see ICE 3002A.

Table of contents
1. Why use Development Objectives (DOs)?
2. Who can use them?
3. How to use them
4. A mentor?

5. How to use the Achievement Rating
6. What do you need to do to satisfy a DO?
A Use your engineering knowledge and
understanding to make the most of existing
and emerging technology

B Apply appropriate theoretical and practical
methods to the analysis and solution of
engineering problems
C Provide technical and commercial
management
D Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills
E Demonstrate a personal commitment to
professional standards, recognising
obligations to society, the profession
and the environment
F Personal Record of Achievement

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To supplement this document ICE has placed on


its website ice.org.uk a number of Membership
Guidance Notes (MGNs) which give more detailed
practical advice on a number of issues regarding
membership. A list of current MGNs appears in
MGN 0.

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Revision A no criteria have been modified.


Changes relate to procedures. Principal changes
are: further explanation on how DOs should be used
particularly for those with extensive experience; some
additional examples added; clarification of details of
those endorsing achievement.

... it is accordingly of importance that


there should be a ready means heretofore
of ascertaining persons who by proper
training and experience are qualified...
Extract from Royal Charter

ICE values the diversity that individuals with differing backgrounds and abilities bring to the Institution; it
respects all members and applicants through fairness, tolerance and consistency of professional standards;
ensuring that professional qualification and membership of ICE is open to all who meet its standards.
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1. Why use Development Objectives?


Development Objectives (DOs) are an essential tool for
planning and recording your learning and development
en route to completing your Initial Professional
Development (IPD).
Achievement of all the DOs will not in itself make you a
professionally qualified member of the Institution, but
should ensure a sound and broad base upon which you
can build the technical, professional and managerial
competence that is required at the Professional Review.
Employers who wish to include additional specific
development objectives of their own should do so by
extending the number of example activities rather than
produce additional objectives.
Achievement of the DOs (or their agreed equivalent eg
suitable N/SVQs) is required if you wish to qualify as a
professional engineer, technician or technical/scientific
specialist either through formal training or by a
self-managed process.

2. Who can use them?


The Development Objectives have been drafted so
that they can apply across the ever-widening range
of activities that comprise civil engineering. This could
include design, implementation and operation in the
fields of research, construction, transportation, energy,
the environment, and many other specialist disciplines.
If you are a Student you should start working towards
achieving your DOs during your academic studies,
particularly if you are on a part-time or day-release
course. Experience in industry during vacation or work
placements or while carrying out unpaid voluntary work
can also be valid IPD.
If you are in the early part of your career you should
use DOs to plan ahead, ideally in conjunction with a
mentor who can guide and support your development.
You should confirm each level of achievement as it is
reached as part of the plan for your short and long-term
future development.

If you have many years of experience and are


considering an application for a Career Appraisal,
you should use the DOs to record all your experience
gained to date. Use this document as a checklist
to structure and record how you have achieved
the various DOs. The effort you make will also
pay dividends when you come to prepare your
documents and thoughts for a Professional Review.

3. How to use them


The DOs are part of an ICE Approved Training
Scheme or part of the submission for a Career
Appraisal.
Each Development Objective has a Title, an
Achievement Rating, and Examples.

The Title describes an outcome, which you

must achieve as part of your Initial Professional


Development
The Achievement Rating determines the level
you must reach to satisfy the Objective
The Examples provide an indication of the type
of activities in which you could obtain the
necessary knowledge or experience in order to
satisfy the Objective. These are not intended to
be prescriptive and are included only to provide
guidance in the interpretation of the Objective
The DOs are, to an extent, task-oriented. In working
your way through them, you and your mentor should
also bear in mind the Attributes for the various
grades of membership, which you will ultimately
need to demonstrate at a Professional Review.
These are listed in ICE 3001A, 3002A and 3003A.
In particular you should note that some Attributes
are about how you carry out your duties and the
characteristics that you will need to display. With
advice from your mentor you should make every
effort to acquire these additional characteristics,
particularly in the latter part of your IPD.

6. What do you need to do to


satisfy a DO?

4. A mentor?
If you are registered on an ICE Training Agreement you
will be assigned a professional engineer as a mentor
(known as a Supervising Civil Engineer - SCE). In
addition, in some cases you might also be assigned
a Delegated Engineer (DE) often also a professional
engineer who will also support your development,
maybe at a more local level.
If you are not registered on an Agreement you should
find a mentor who should ideally be a professionally
qualified civil engineer. If not, he or she should be
a professional in a related construction/engineering
discipline or failing that, a responsible experienced
practitioner who can provide advice, guidance and
support.

5. How to use the Achievement Rating


Each DO is given an Achievement Rating against the
following scale.
A

Appreciation

Knowledge

Experience

Ability

You must appreciate why the


DO is important and why it is
done.
You must have a basic
understanding and knowledge
of the DO and how it is
achieved.
You must have achieved the
DO, or part of it, working under
supervision.
You must have achieved
the DO several times in
different situations, having the
competence to assist others and
to work without supervision.

You will need to demonstrate that you have


achieved the required rating for each Development
Objective. On each DO sheet, you should set out
when, where and how you have achieved that
particular DO.
If you are in the early part of your career and
following an Approved Training Scheme or aiming
for a Career Appraisal, you will have regular
meetings with your mentor. After agreeing your
claim of achievement, the current Achievement
Rating should be signed off and dated.
Regular and progressive assessment and sign-off
at A, K, E or B levels provide valuable evidence of
ongoing mentor involvement in your development.
Progressive sign-off of the whole DO should then
be recorded on the Personal Record of Achievement
on page 22 with your mentor(s) providing their
personal details on the same page.
The typical evidence which you might present to
your mentor is likely to be a combination of your
personal documents (eg personal reports, diaries,
Continuing Professional Development record) and
documents arising from your work (eg drawings,
sketches, calculations, letters, reports, etc).
It is essential that this evidence is underpinned and
enriched by regular discussions and question-andanswer sessions with your mentor.
If you have many years of experience, you should
still record your achievement(s) but just sign off the
final Achievement Rating. Endorsement by a mentor,
possibly another professional, is helpful to Career
Appraisal assessors but it is not essential.

Use your engineering* knowledge and understanding to make the most of existing
and emerging technology

A1

Broaden and deepen your engineering knowledge

Eng Tech TMICE

For example

A1

Broaden and deepen your engineering* knowledge

AMICE*
MICE
IEng MICE

For example

Identify limits of own personal knowledge and skills. Acquisition of


engineering knowledge in chosen field of operations. Knowledge of
engineering principles. Codes, standards and specifications.

CEng MICE

For example

Identify limits of own personal knowledge and skills. Acquisition of


engineering knowledge in chosen field of operations. Knowledge of
engineering principles. Codes, standards and specifications. Technological
developments in the construction industry.

Identify limits of own personal knowledge and skills. Acquisition of


engineering knowledge in chosen field of operations. Knowledge of
engineering principles. Codes, standards and specifications.

Achievement
Rating

Claim of
Achievement

Level

Eng Tech TMICE


AMICE*, MICE
IEng MICE

CEng MICE

Date achieved

* If your intention is to seek membership as AMICE , you should substitute technical/scientific for engineering
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Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution
of engineering* problems

B1

Contribute to the identification of problems and the production of solutions

Eng Tech TMICE

For example

B1

Identify engineering* problems and define possible solutions

AMICE*
MICE
IEng MICE

For example

Client/user needs. Feasibility. Constraints and opportunities. Links to codes,


standards, specifications and contract conditions. Application of engineering
principles. Specific solutions.

CEng MICE

For example

Client/user needs. Feasibility. Constraints and opportunities. Links to codes,


standards, specifications and contract conditions. Application of engineering
principles. Specific solutions. Departures from established practice, where
appropriate.

Application of engineering principles. Possible solutions. Links to codes,


standards and specifications. Produce drawings.

Achievement
Rating

Claim of
Achievement

Level

Eng Tech TMICE


AMICE*, MICE
IEng MICE

CEng MICE

Date achieved

* If your intention is to seek membership as AMICE , you should substitute technical/scientific for engineering
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B2

Review and select appropriate techniques, procedures and methods to undertake


tasks

Eng Tech TMICE

For example

B2

Conduct appropriate research and analysis relating to engineering* problems

AMICE*
MICE
IEng MICE

For example

Apply and know the limitations of established best practice as defined by


codes, standards and specifications. Links to contract conditions. Feasibility
assessments, surveys and costing. Risk analysis. Present solutions and
secure acceptance. Consider Health, Safety and Welfare, quality, cost, time,
buildability, sustainability.

CEng MICE

For example

Apply and know the limitations of established best practice as defined by


codes, standards and specifications. Links to contract conditions. Feasibility
assessments, surveys and costing. Risk analysis. Presentation of solutions
and secure acceptance. Consider Health, Safety and Welfare, quality, cost,
time, buildability, sustainability. Value engineering. Whole life costing.

Link your knowledge of core engineering principles to codes, standards,


specifications and tasks within your chosen field of operations. Consider
Health, Safety and Welfare, quality, cost, time, buildability, sustainability.

Achievement
Rating

Claim of
Achievement

Level

Eng Tech TMICE


AMICE*, MICE
IEng MICE

CEng MICE

Date achieved

* If your intention is to seek membership as AMICE , you should substitute technical/scientific for engineering
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B3

Contribute to the implementation of solutions to problems

Eng Tech TMICE

For example

B3

Implement solutions to problems and evaluate their effectiveness

AMICE
MICE
IEng MICE

For example

Health, Safety and Welfare, quality, cost, time, buildability, risk assessment.
Link to codes, standards, specifications and contract conditions. Monitoring
outputs and results.

CEng MICE

For example

Health, Safety and Welfare, quality, cost, time, buildability, risk assessment.
Link to codes, standards, specifications and contract conditions. Monitoring
outputs and results.

Health, Safety and Welfare, quality, cost, time, buildability, risk assessment.
Link to standards, drawings and specifications.

Achievement
Rating

Claim of
Achievement

Level

Eng Tech TMICE


AMICE, MICE
IEng MICE

CEng MICE

Date achieved

Provide technical and commercial management

C1

Plan, organise and supervise resources to complete tasks

Eng Tech TMICE

For example

Programmes. Plans. Surveys. Method statements. Progress monitoring.


Records.
A project can be whatever you are responsible for eg a design, some
research work, a feasibility study, a site-based project, etc.

C1

Plan for effective project implementation

AMICE
MICE
IEng MICE

For example

CEng MICE

For example

Planning and resourcing. Programming. Method statements. Tenders.


Fees. Contractual obligations. Information and administration systems.
Instructions. Records.
A project can be whatever you are responsible for eg a design, some
research work, a feasibility study, a site-based project, etc.

Planning and resourcing. Programming. Method statements. Contractual


obligations. Tenders. Fees. Information and administration systems.
Instructions. Records. Project risk and opportunities.
A project can be whatever you are responsible for eg a design, some
research work, a feasibility study, a site-based project, etc.

Achievement
Rating

Claim of
Achievement

Level

Eng Tech TMICE


AMICE, MICE
IEng MICE

CEng MICE

Date achieved

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C2

Eng Tech TMICE

Not applicable

C2

Control budgets, tasks, people and resources

AMICE, MICE
IEng MICE

For example

Management systems. Team working. Competences. Co-ordination of


project activities: programme, quality, cost, labour or staff, other contractors,
suppliers, supply chains, plant/equipment, materials. Monitoring. Payment
processes. Project funding and financing.

CEng MICE

For example

Management systems. Team working. Competences. Co-ordination of


project activities: programme, quality, cost, labour or staff, other contractors,
suppliers, supply chains, plant/equipment, materials. Monitoring. Payment
processes. Project funding and financing. Influence work teams.

Achievement
Rating
Claim of
Achievement

Level

AMICE, MICE
IEng MICE

CEng MICE

Date achieved

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C3

Take responsibility for your work and the work of others

Eng Tech TMICE

For example

C3

Develop people to meet changing technical and managerial needs

AMICE, MICE
IEng MICE

For example

Objectives and work plans. Help others to develop. Lead by example.

CEng MICE

For example

Objectives and work plans. Lead by example. Support other individuals


training and development.

Work effectively without close supervision. Help others to develop. Lead by


example.

Achievement
Rating

Claim of
Achievement

Level

Eng Tech TMICE


AMICE, MICE
IEng MICE
CEng MICE
A

Date achieved

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C4

Contribute to quality systems

Eng Tech TMICE

For example

C4

Bring about continuous improvement through quality management

AMICE, MICE
IEng MICE

For example

Quality plans and systems. Maintain quality standards. Quality records.


Recommend improvements.

CEng MICE

For example

Quality plans and systems. Maintain quality standards. Quality records.


Recommend improvements. Contribute to the improvement of quality
systems.

Follow quality processes and procedures.

Achievement
Rating

Claim of
Achievement

Level

Eng Tech TMICE

AMICE, MICE
IEng MICE
CEng MICE

Date achieved

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C5

Demonstrate commercial awareness

Eng Tech TMICE

For example

C5

Manage contractual issues

AMICE, MICE
IEng MICE

For example

Forms of contract. Responsibility of parties to a contract. Procurement


methods. Forms of payment. Contractual records. Insurances. Instructions
and variations.

CEng MICE

For example

Forms of contract. Responsibility of parties to a contract. Procurement


methods. Forms of payment. Contractual records. Insurances. Instructions
and variations.

Relationship between budget and cost. Record keeping. Instructions and


variations.

Achievement
Rating

Claim of
Achievement

Level

Eng Tech TMICE


AMICE, MICE
IEng MICE

CEng MICE

Date achieved

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D
D1

Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills


Communicate with others

Eng Tech TMICE

For example

Communicate effectively with others, orally, in writing, graphically.


Contribute to meetings. Consult with others. Knowledge and use of IT.

D1

Communicate with others at all levels

AMICE
MICE
IEng MICE

For example

Reports. Letters. Drawings. Presentations. Exchange of information. Advice


to technical and non-technical colleagues. Contribute to meetings. Consider
the views of others. Consultation. Knowledge and use of IT. Present your
case and defend it.

CEng MICE

For example

Reports. Letters. Drawings. Presentations. Exchange of information. Advice


to technical and non-technical colleagues. Contribute to meetings. Consider
the views of others. Consultation. Knowledge and use of IT. Present your
case and defend it. Conduct discussions.

Achievement
Rating

Claim of
Achievement

Level

Eng Tech TMICE


AMICE, MICE
IEng MICE

CEng MICE

Date achieved

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D2

Work effectively with others

Eng Tech TMICE

For example

D2

Demonstrate personal and social skills

AMICE
MICE
IEng MICE

For example

Awareness of the needs and concerns of others. Develop good working


relationships to achieve collective goals. Equal opportunities and diversity.
Set an example for others to follow.

CEng MICE

For example

Awareness of the needs and concerns of others. Develop good working


relationships to achieve collective goals. Equal opportunities and diversity.
Set an example for others to follow. Identify, and agree collective goals.

Develop good working relationships with colleagues, clients, suppliers and


the public to achieve collective goals. Equal opportunities and diversity. Set
an example for others to follow.

Achievement
Rating

Claim of
Achievement

Level

Eng Tech TMICE

AMICE, MICE
IEng MICE
CEng MICE

Date achieved

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Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising


obligations to society, the profession and the environment

E1

Comply with relevant codes of conduct

Eng Tech TMICE

For example

E1

Comply with relevant codes of conduct

AMICE
MICE
IEng MICE

For example

Purpose and history of ICE. Comply with ICE Codes of Conduct. Current
developments and issues affecting the construction industry. Ethical and
professional behaviour. Promotion of the construction industry.

CEng MICE

For example

Purpose and history of ICE. Comply with ICE Codes of Conduct. Current
developments and issues affecting the construction industry. Ethical and
professional behaviour. Promotion of the construction industry.

Purpose and history of ICE. Comply with ICE Codes of Conduct. Current
developments and issues affecting the construction industry. Ethical and
professional behaviour. Promotion of the construction industry.

Achievement
Rating

Claim of
Achievement

Level

Eng Tech TMICE


AMICE, MICE
IEng MICE
CEng MICE
A

Date achieved

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E2

Manage and apply safe systems of work

Eng Tech TMICE

For example

E2

Manage and apply safe systems of work

AMICE
MICE
IEng MICE

For example

Identify and take responsibility for own obligations for Health, Safety and
Welfare issues. Implement Health, Safety and Welfare systems. Current
Health, Safety and Welfare codes and legislation. CDM Regulations. Risk
assessments. Method statements. Recommend improvements. Recognise
compliance costs. Have detailed knowledge of the hazards applicable
to your field of work. Apply risk management techniques appropriate to
your field of work. Safety briefings, inductions. Prepare and review risk
assessments and method statements. Proactive approach to Health, Safety
and Welfare practice and management.

CEng MICE

For example

Identify and take responsibility for own obligations for Health, Safety and
Welfare issues. Implement Health, Safety and Welfare systems. Current
Health, Safety and Welfare codes and legislation. CDM Regulations. Risk
assessments. Method statements. Recommend improvements. Contribute
to the development and improvement of systems. Understand compliance
costs. Have detailed knowledge of the hazards applicable to your field
of work. Apply risk management techniques appropriate to your field of
work. Safety briefings, inductions. Prepare and review risk assessments
and method statements. Proactive approach to Health, Safety and Welfare
practice and management.

Identify and take responsibility for own obligations for Health, Safety and
Welfare issues. Implement Health, Safety and Welfare systems. Current
Health, Safety and Welfare codes and legislation. CDM Regulations. Risk
assessments. Method statements. Recommend improvements. Have detailed
knowledge of the hazards applicable to your field of work. Proactive
approach to Health, Safety and Welfare practice. Safety briefings.

Achievement
Rating

Claim of
Achievement

Level

Eng Tech TMICE


AMICE, MICE
IEng MICE
CEng MICE
A

Date achieved

Continue record of achievements on following page


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Achievement
Rating

Claim of
Achievement

Level

Eng Tech TMICE


AMICE, MICE
IEng MICE
CEng MICE
A

Date achieved

Continued from previous page

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E3

Contribute to sustainable development through engineering activities

Eng Tech TMICE

For example

E3

Contribute to sustainable development through engineering* activities

AMICE*
MICE
IEng MICE

For example

Comply with legislation and codes. Environmental impact. Environmental


management (interaction between design, construction and operation).
Social and economic issues in implementing solutions. Project whole life
cycles. Appreciation of sustainable development tools.

CEng MICE

For example

Comply with legislation and codes. Environmental impact. Environmental


management (interaction between design, construction and operation).
Social and economic issues in implementing solutions. Project whole life
cycles. Knowledge of sustainable development tools.

Comply with environmental legislation and best practice. Awareness of


sustainability issues.

Achievement
Rating

Claim of
Achievement

Level

Eng Tech TMICE


AMICE*, MICE
IEng MICE

CEng MICE

Date achieved

* If your intention is to seek membership as AMICE , you should substitute technical/scientific for engineering
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E4

Manage your own continuing professional development

Eng Tech TMICE

For example

E4

Manage your own continuing professional development,


and assist others

AMICE
MICE
IEng MICE

For example

Review of your own development needs. Development Action Plans. Record


CPD activities (Personal Development Record). Evaluate CPD outcomes.
Company appraisals. See ICE 3006A.

CEng MICE

For example

Review of your own development needs. Development Action Plans. Record


CPD activities (Personal Development Record). Evaluate CPD outcomes.
Company appraisals. See ICE 3006A.

Review of your own development needs. Development Action Plans. Record


CPD activities (Personal Development Record). Evaluate CPD outcomes.
Company appraisals. See ICE 3006A.

Achievement
Rating

Claim of
Achievement

Level

Eng Tech TMICE


AMICE, MICE
IEng MICE
CEng MICE
A

Date achieved

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Development Objectives Personal Record of Achievement

Name

ICE Membership No.

This summary sheet should be used by you in conjunction with your mentor (Supervising Civil Engineer or Delegated
Engineer) to record your progressive achievement and sign-off the Development Objectives. The dates achieved
should be entered on the individual Objective sheet.
Those endorsing this record should complete the lower section with their personal details.
Objective

A1
B1
B2
B3
C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
D1
D2
E1
E2
E3
E4
Details of those endorsing satisfactory achievement above.
Name
(print)

Signature
(as used in DO
sign off)

Qualifications

Employer
Organisation

Job title

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Useful Contacts
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+44 (0)20 7665 2247
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+44 (0)20 7222 2006
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+44 (0)20 7665 2293
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+44 (0)20 7665 2200
Library Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7665 2251
Professional Development Manager
+44 (0)20 7665 2014
Subscriptions
+44 (0)20 7665 2227
Thomas Telford
+44 (0)20 7987 6999
Application dates and dates of interviews can be found
at ice.org.uk/membership

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Acronyms
AMICE
Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
AMPR
Associate Member Professional Review
AQP
Academic Qualifications Panel
AVQ
Advanced Vocational Qualification
BEng
Bachelor of Engineering
CA
Career Appraisal
CDM
Construction Design Management
CEng
Chartered Engineer
CEnv
Chartered Environmentalist
CEPR
Chartered Environmentalist Professional Review
CPD
Continuing Professional Development
CPR
Chartered Professional Review
DAP
Development Action Plan
DE
Delegated Engineer
DO
Development Objective
ECO
Engineering Council Organisation
Eng Tech
Engineering Technician
EU
European Union
GNVQ
General National Vocational Qualification
HS&W
Health, Safety and Welfare
ICE
Institution of Civil Engineers
IEng
Incorporated Engineer
IPD
Initial Professional Development

IT
Information Technology
JBM
Joint Board of Moderators
MDO
Membership Development Officer
MEA
Mutual Exemption Agreement
MEng
Master of Engineering
MGN
Membership Guidance Note
MICE
Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
MPR
Member Professional Review
MRA
Mutual Recognition Agreement
NVQ
National Vocational Qualification
PDR
Personal Development Record
RD
Regional Director
RGN
Register Guidance Note
RST
Regional Support Team
SCE
Supervising Civil Engineer
SE
Supervising Engineer
SVQ
Scottish Vocational Qualification
TMICE
Technician Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
TPR
Technician Professional Review
TR
Training Review
TRR
Technical Report Route
VCE
Vocational Certificate of Education

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ICE 3005A, v3, Dec 2010

..it is accordingly of importance that there


should be a ready means heretofore of
ascertaining persons who by proper
training and experience are qualified...
Extract from Royal Charter