School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Professional accreditation

Accrediting Bodies

Most of our courses are accredited by professional bodies. This means that your qualification will fully or partially satisfy the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).

  • The Engineering Council is the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession. It holds the national registers of 235,000 Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Information and Communications Technology Technicians (ICTTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and Chartered Engineers (CEng).

    The Engineering Council sets and maintains the internationally recognised UK Standard of Professional Engineering Competence (UKSPEC) which governs the award and retention of these titles. This ensures that employers, government and wider society - both in the UK and overseas - can have confidence in the knowledge, experience and commitment of professionally registered engineers and technicians.

    Visit the Engineering Council website

  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, was founded in London in 1868. Today RICS has more than 100,000 members all around the globe delivering knowledge and serving the public interest at a local level. It is the world's leading professional body for setting standards in the surveying industry.

    As a professional body governed by a Royal Charter, all those within RICS undertaking influencing activity, from press to parliamentary affairs, from public relations to policy development, act in the public interest.

    Visit the RICS website

  • The Institution of Civil Engineers was founded in 1818 and was granted a royal charter in 1828. It now represents nearly 80,000 members worldwide. ICE believes that civil engineers are "at the heart of society, delivering sustainable development through knowledge, skills and professional expertise".

    It is a qualifying body, a centre for the exchange of specialist knowledge, and a provider of resources to encourage innovation and excellence in the profession worldwide.

    Visit the ICE website

  • The Institution of Structural Engineers is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in structural engineering. It has over 27,000 members working in 105 countries around the world.

    It is an internationally recognised source of expertise and information concerning all issues that involve structural engineering and public safety within the built environment. It's core work is in upholding professional standards and acting as an international voice on behalf of structural engineers.

    Visit the IStructE website

  • The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) is a concerned specifically with the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of land-based transport systems and infrastructure.

    With over 12,000 members, CIHT offers routes to qualifications such as Chartered and Incorporated Engineer, as well as the status of Transport Planning Professional.

    Visit the CIHT website

  • The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) was established in 1965. It is run by, and for, engineers, technicians and allied professionals with expertise that extends to a range of specialist highways areas from highway maintenance to road safety, highway design, traffic signal control and more.

    Visit the IHE website